This finale didn't feel like a finale. I don't think there was much to it. The duets didn't excite me. The audition songs didn't excite me. I was just a bored viewer.
Why couldn't the contestants pick to sing their favourite song? I would've liked that so much more. Or maybe different songs.
Speaking of bored, Josh's duet left me bored. Actually, Josh has left me bored all season so I'm probably just biased. His harmonies with Alanis were pretty good though. For Josh's audition song, he had a guitar with him this time and I don't think there was a backing track. It was just him. His voice just doesn't do it for me. It's too... rough. However, he did change it up from his audition so I did like that.
Chris' duet was... actually really bad.
Chris didn't hit a lot of the notes and Avril Lavigne definitely outshone him. I couldn't even hear him when he was "singing" with Avril. I don't think Chris deserves to be in the final 3... He's not there vocally with Josh or Melanie. I agree with Prophet about people seeing him as a one trick pony. That's how I see him. The only performances I really remember from him are his audition, that other time he did Young Homie and his other original. I wasn't feeling Young Homie this time.
I think Melanie had the best duet, although the judges commented on the key a lot. I thought the song suited her well. Melanie's audition song was done well. I'm biased... but I thought she was the best with the audition songs too.
It was filled with emotion and the vocals were fantastic. I really do think Melanie should win. I think she deserves to win.