In somewhat of a surprise, Jermaine Paul won the second season of "The Voice" Tuesday night. Juliet Simms placed second, Tony Lucca placed third and Chris Mann placed fourth.
Weigh in: Did the right person win?
I'm a little shocked. Jermaine Paul, who was on Blake Shelton's team, is a former backup singer for artists like Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. Sure, he was talented...but I think he over-sang his way through most of the competition and didn't bring much creativity to his performances.
Jermaine seems like a genuinely nice guy, so I'll try not to be too upset.
Only a quarter of 1 percentage point separated third and fourth place, according to host Carson Daly. Four percentage points separated first and second place.
The biggest surprise from Tuesday's finale -- aside from Christina Aguilera's lack of pants -- was the fact that Tony Lucca placed third. Hey, I wasn't his biggest fan, either...but he seemed almost invincible. Do you think Christina's reaction to his performance of "99 Problems" impacted his fate?
I'd classify the second season of "The Voice" as just average. If this show really wants to compete with "American Idol," it needs to rethink its format. In its second season, the show's format lost its novelty appeal and became annoying at times.
Go ahead, keep the phase with the chairs. But please, please, please rethink the phases after that.
Will you watch the next season of "The Voice"?