By Michelle John
The Voice UK chapter ends and a new one begins!
Michelle John has ended her run on the Final of The Voice UK 2017 with a stunning finish! 4 contestants were dramatically cut to 3 by the public in what must have been a difficult choice with fantastic performances from all the acts last night.
This week Michelle got the chance to perform 2 songs with 1 of them being a duet with her coach and mentor Will.i.am.
First of all Michelle performed the iconic Prince song ‘Purple Rain’, which is an epic track and not easy for anyone to do. But Michelle received a fantastic response from the audience, on social media and in today’s press. Once Michelle had finished hitting high notes in ,Mariah Carey fashion’, Will stated that Prince himself ‘would have loved this version of Purple Rain’. Jennifer Hudson also gushed ‘He would have loved every minute’. How amazing it must have been for Michelle to perform one of her favourite songs to individuals who knew and worked with the music icon.
After the ‘Purple FIYAH’ came the Team Will FIYAH with Michelle and Will.i.am doing a duet of Chaka Khan’s ‘Feel for you’. Michelle said she had so much ‘fun’ performing with Will and you could tell as they delivered an entertaining, vocal fantastic performance full of energy and catchy choreography. The audience could not resist dancing along with Michelle and Will and Jennifer Hudson found herself grooving to the beat in her chair too. Will Young was also in the audience supporting Michelle and enjoying the show in a ‘Vote Mich’ T-shirt gifted to him by her family.
Despite her two Superstar quality performances, Michelle unfortunately did not get enough votes to stay in the competition for the final show tonight. Michelle would have loved to have won such a brilliant competition but as she said ‘I’ve overcome so many things to be here….. I feel like a winner’.
As she left the stage and waved goodbye to the show the remaining contestants shared how much they loved Michelle with a teary-eyed Jamie saying ‘She represents The Voice….Michelle I love you so much’. Mo also hinted at a possible collaboration with Michelle in the future after saying ‘I can’t wait for her to release her album….. Michelle’s sensational’.
With all the support and guidance that Michelle has had from her coach Will, who admits he has had a ‘blast’ working with her it will be interesting to see what happens next? After the Chaka Khan performance it would be great to see more from this pair.
But the continuous support of the great British public voting to keep her in the competition each week and the constant love and admiration that she has received on social from artists she has worked with, celebrities and ‘Mich Power’ fans clearly shows that she has cemented herself as a talented soloist in our hearts whatever her next move may be.
Now Michelle will reflect on how far she has come and decide how her journey will continue. However, we do suspect that a Michelle John album is definitely on the cards!
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