'The Voice' Season 18 Finale: Todd Tilghman chooses 'Long Way Home' as his original, fans call it perfect

The singer got some help with his original song from Songland's Ester Dean and Shane McAnally


                            'The Voice' Season 18 Finale: Todd Tilghman chooses 'Long Way Home' as his original, fans call it perfect
Todd Tilghman (NBC)

Todd Tilghman's original song 'Long Way Home' premiered tonight on 'The Voice' with a little help from Songland's Ester Dean and Shane McAnally.

The song details how even the strongest relationships can deal with struggles, and for Todd, who has been married for over two decades and shares eight children with his wife, this is a track that fully encompasses his experiences.

"PERFECT song for Todd! Wow!#TheVoice," tweeted one fan, while another said, "@todd_tilghman beautiful song and performance #TheVoice." And one fan stated, "'Long Way Home' is a great original song performance on #TheVoice Finale! @todd_tilghman."

"Todd Tilghman gets his #original, Long Way Home #TheVoice #VoiceFinale He’s workin his way into this storyline and his voice is carrying most of the load here. 2nd verse brought more emotion to the mix. That was pretty good," tweeted one fan, while another said, "He puts all his emotions into his performance & you can hear that in his lyrics." And one fan shared, "I want to buy an album by @todd_tilghman right now!! #TheVoice #TeamBlake."

Fans were once again moved by Todd's voice. One fan tweeted, "Once again, Todd Tilghman is showing talent. #TheVoice," while another shared, "I've been trying to figure how who @todd_tilghman reminds me of for weeks and it just hit me. He sounds a lot like Lee Greenwood. Great voice! #TheVoice @blakeshelton."

Todd's fans are ready to vote for him tonight, since Todd also managed to convert some viewers, getting them on his side in this competition. "Yup, I can't believe I'm saying this, but Todd Tilghman should win this whole thing," tweeted one fan.

Coach Blake Shelton stated Todd had an incredible talent, adding that while he hasn't always been a fan of the original song part of the show, he believed Todd managed to take a new song and breathe life into it, meaning fans would have been able to relate to it even if they haven't heard it before. Some fans, however, weren't quite too happy with his performance tonight. "I still predict Todd will win #TheVoice but I'm not feeling this original. #TheVoice," tweeted one disappointed viewer.

A few fans were confused with the song itself, asking, "Wasn’t Todd’s song on songland ??? #TheVoice," while one fan simply said, "Boring Todd, boring.... #TheVoice."

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