'The Voice' Season 19 Finale: John Holiday's 'Halo' performance sees fans chide him for 'terrible song choice'
Fans felt that John Holiday's cover of Beyonce's 'Halo' was so bad that it killed any chances he had at winning the competition
With his soulful opera voice, and an ability to hit high notes like nobody else, John Holiday established himself as one of the strongest contenders to win Season 19 of 'The Voice'. Considering his impeccable performances through the course of the season, fans were excited to see what the talented singer had up his sleeve for the final performance.
He first performed his original song 'Where Do We Go' which both fans and coaches instantly took to. For his closing performance, he decided to end it with a bang by performing Beyonce's 'Halo'. Everyone was excited to hear John Holiday's cover of 'Halo' and wanted to see his spin on the popular song.
Before he began his performance, John Holiday shared what prompted him to pick 'Halo' for his final performance. He revealed how during the blind auditions when John Legend turned the chair for him, it felt like there was a halo around Legend, and that moment stuck with him. So, he wanted to end his journey on the show by paying homage to it.
John Holiday finally got on the stage and began crooning to 'Halo'. The coaches praised him for his versatile voice and wished him luck. Unfortunately, fans had a hard time appreciating his performance. Several fans felt that John Holiday's cover to 'Halo' was bad, and even declared that his final performance killed any chances he had at winning the show.
A fan wrote on YouTube, "I'd like to call this performance 'How to ruin the chances of winning with a song choice'. Another commented, "John singing Beyoncé kinda scared me. I like the idea but want something more grounded. This is uplifting & moves. He connects well with the lyric but his tone is a lil abrasive here Still Iove you man. Not every song is 4 everybody. Choose wisely."
"He did great up to 30 seconds in then it sounded awful. His tone changed. He sounded whiney like he just sucked in air from a Balloon and sang. I don't know what happened," wondered a fan. Many fans felt that John Holiday should have chosen another song that better suited his vocal range rather than 'Halo' and chided him for his poor song choice.
A fan expressed, "Omg... another horrible song choice. Such a powerful voice but this was a terrible performance.." "Terrible song choice! His tone is nor suitable for this one. He sounded like mickey mouse singing halo," observed a fan.
"I really want John to win... but I don't know what happened with this song for him :( Felt too fast, felt like he was singing part of it in the wrong key. Cheesy arrangement. Would have been so much better slowed down, stripped down, letting John's Opera voice shine through, it would have been perfect and a very WOW moment. John Legend what did you do here?!?!?! I just don't get it," shared a fan.
'The Voice' Season 19 finale airs on Tuesday, December 15, at 8/7c on NBC.