by Lyn Jensen
Three hours of NBC primetime Tuesday night: one hour of Voice recap (I watched the latest Hotel Hell instead) then about one hour and 45 minutes of variety (music, comedy) including commercials. Finally–with about ten minutes remaining before the late news begins–Carson Daly starts announcing the results of The Voice Season 10.
Fourth place–Laith Al-Saadi (Team Adam)
Third place–Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell)
That leaves Alisan “Curly Sue” Porter (Team Christina) and Adam Wakefield (Team Blake’s studly Adam) standing together onstage like two beauty contest finalists.
Carson reads the winner’s name first, but he takes at least ten seconds to do it: Alisan!
Her victory wasn’t as sure a thing as some websites tried to make it. She was the presumed front-runner from the moment of her audition, but she had her off-nights and got tough competition (especially from Al-Saadi and Wakefield) so she didn’t completely dominate the season.
That means Christina Aguilera–after six tries–has her first Voice champion.
That also means Blake’s leading team member Adam Wakefield took only second place, and Adam Levine may spend season 11 reminding Blake about it.