POSTED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 5:49pm
NBC ENTERTAINMENT NEWS — After weeks of intense competition on "The Voice" it all comes down to four singers in tonight's finale: The rocker, the Mousekeeter, the opera singer and the back-up singer.
Four different people with one common goal, to become "The Voice."
Juliet Simms and her fellow finalists will each sing twice tonight, trying to earn America's vote.
"There's no witty or smart way of putting it other than I feel absolutely incredible," Simms says.
Two more performances will follow on Tuesday.
All four singers have years of professional experience, and like Jermaine Paul, they're just looking for that breakthrough moment.
"This has been a testament to my life. This whole process. Every song that I've chosen to sing has been my journey," Paul says.
Chris Mann's path has been less conventional.
His career in classical music will get a grand showcase.
"This is a dream I've always had, is to be able to sing a song like 'Ave Maria', with incredible staging and lights and to know that people are out there are listening," he says.
Audiences first heard Tony Lucca in the early 90s as a Mouseketeer.
Now, after years of paying his dues, he's back in the spotlight.
"I don't think the four of us would be here if we didn't believe in ourselves our whole lives and got really passionate about what we do," Lucca says.
It's a passion that will pay off for someone over the next two nights.
The voting opens at the end of tonight's show and unlike last week, the coaches won't have a say in who wins.
Instead, it'll be up to America to decide who becomes "The Voice."