Reality TV recap: 'The Voice' crowns winner, 'Biggest Loser' down to 10

Tessanne Chin. (WENN.COM)

Tessanne Chin. (WENN.COM)

SAMANTHA O'CONNOR, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:40 PM ET

Out on a high note: Season 5 of The Voice ended Tuesday with Jamaica's Tessanne Chin being crowned the winner; she received the most votes from viewers following Monday's final judged performances. Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo and OneRepublic all joined in the finale fun and some even performed alongside the Top 3 contestants, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee. The two-hour finale had it all. The top 20 performers united for an energetic performance of Outasight's Tonight Is the Night, before the top three left in the competition brought back their favourite contestants from the season to accompany them on stage. Then, some of the biggest names in pop music took over the finale. Tessanne and Celine Dion stole the show with their powerful and harmonious version of Love Can Move Mountains and Christina and Lady Gaga gave viewers the diva duet of their dreams with an interestingly amusing Do What U Want collab, which made some forget that there was a winner to be crowned. In the end, Tessanne proved she deserved the crown by closing out the show with an emotional Tumbling Down. Jacquie Lee came second and Will Champlin was deemed third. Season 6 of the acclaimed show will begin Feb. 24 with Usher and Shakira taking over for Christina and Cee Lo.

Good to be bad: Survivor's villain/mastermind Tyson Apostol took home top prize as the show's 27th season wrapped. To start, Hayden, Tina and Laura faced off in the final Redemption Island challenge, with each having to balance a porcelain vase on their foot. Hayden dropped out first and Laura, who had dominated in challenges all season long, fell next, cementing their places on the jury bench as Tina returned to the game to join an alliance with the lone wolf, Ciera. But after Tyson won immunity, gutsy Ciera was sent to join her mother on the jury. In the final immunity challenge, the pressure was on Tyson, Monica, Gervase and Tina, who fought for their top three position in an intricate obstacle race. Once again, Tyson came first. Tina -- who knew that she was the next to go -- strategized with Monica, attempting to urge her to turn on her alliance and vote out Gervase instead of her, but loyal Monica stayed true to her threesome pact and Tina became the eighth and final member of the jury. After 39 days, Tyson, Gervase and Monica faced the jury at the final tribal council where they were poked and prodded with questions, facing the unfinished business they had with jury members such as Vytas, Katie and Aras. Tyson and Monica both broke down during the interrogation. After votes were cast, Jeff Probst and the players shifted to the live in-studio reunion show, where Jeff announced Tyson was the winner of the $1 million.

Something to sing about: This was no doubt the week of finales as the third season of The X-Factor also wrapped up with the adorable singing couple, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, walking away with a $1 million recording contract with Sony. Pitbull, One Direction, Lea Michele and Mary J. Blige all took the opportunity to belt a tune during the finale before the winners were announced. Jeff Gutt finished second in the talent search, while the young Carlito Olivero placed third.

Losing battle: With 10 contestants left, it's now everyone for themselves on The Biggest Loser after host Alison Sweeney announced the Blue, White and Red teams were no more. The remaining weight-losers were given individual jerseys and told that there would soon be a Biggest Loser Triathlon, where the winner would earn a guaranteed spot on the finals. The training started immediately with their first individual challenge, where each player had to hold up a pole weighing 20% of their body-weight, through a ring of fire. The winner would gain a pound advantage at weigh-in. After well over an hour, Rachel was the last woman standing, winning the challenge. Afterwards, Sweeney dropped yet another bombshell: this week would be a double elimination. This week's big losers were Tumi with 9 lbs. and David with 12 lbs. Hap and Matt lost the least amount, but before they could say goodbye, Sweeney brought all the previously eliminated players and announced they would all have to compete for a spot to re-enter the game. The Biggest Loser returns Jan 7.

Quote Of The Week: "Adam, a better coach for me I could not find, and I thank you every day for turning around for me and I thank you every day for choosing me." - Tessanne Chin after winning The Voice

Surprising Moment: Phil Roberston has been suspended from Duck Dynasty after some nasty anti-gay remarks

Landslide Win: Tyson was crowned the 27th Sole Survivor with all but one vote.

Time-out: The Biggest Loser is taking a brief holiday vacation and will return Jan. 7.


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