Interesting finale. I thought Jeffery sounded the worst he's been all season. His song choices didn't suit his voice and he seemed really tense.
I hated Jordan's song choices. I tuned in a minute late and thought Climb Every Mountain was his holiday song (a lot of people group the Sound of Music into holiday music for some reason) because why else would he sing that? He has a beautiful voice, but he's like the least modern contestant ever, and not in a cool retro way. Then he sang Mary Did You Know, which is one of my absolute least favorite Christmas songs ever. I hate that song passionately. I was fine with him winning, which I still think he will, but now it's going to annoy me.
Barrett was fine but unremarkable. I thought he was good on Silent Night, but what is with Blake saying he has such a unique voice? He has a completely bland, generic country voice. Even if I were a huge fan of his and trying to point out his good qualities, that's the last thing I'd say because it's completely wrong.
I thought Emily Ann was the best of the night, although I'm still not amazed by her. She has a nice voice, is very pretty, and could have actual country success, but her voice lacks power. Maybe it will develop in the future, but she still seems kind of amateur. Her song choices were solid though, and she performed well.
Leather and Lace, God Only Knows, and Islands in the Stream are three of my all time favorite guilty pleasure songs (I guess GOK isn't exactly a guilty pleasure, but considering I'm usually an unsentimental atheist, it kind of is), so I was very happy the coaches chose them, and I enjoyed them more than the other performances. I also thought most of the contestants sounded their best during the duets.