The Winner Is: Recap For August 1, 2013
The Winner Is….Recap For August 1, 2013
Written by Karina
Vanessa Echevarria is a Cuban bartender who lives paycheck to paycheck. Vanessa's 74-year-old mother wakes up everyday at 330 am for work. She wants to win the money for both her and her mother.
Finnie McQueen is from Finland and works as a secretary. She wants to win the million dollars so her and husband TJ can stay in America and live the American dream.
Vanessa was up first singing Alone.
Annie McQueen sang Natural Woman next. Her performance was great.
The 101 judges put their votes in with a 59/42 score the ladies are offered $10,000 in cash. Both Annie and Vanessa felt they won the duel and neither choose to take the $10,000 dollars.
Annie McQueen won with a score of 59.
Duwende from New York City are up next. Two members are married. They want to win the million dollars to help fellow member Derrick after his apartment burned down.
Carson Henley is 27 from Washington. He wants to win the million dollars to travel the rest of his life
Duwende sang Harder to Breathe without instruments. It’s amazing how six group members could each bring something different and sound the way they did.
Carson Henley sang When You Were Young.
The judges put their votes in again with another 59/42 vote. Nick Lachey gives them one opportunity to cash out and take the $10,000 dollars and Carson Henley chooses to cash out. He did in fact make the right decision, because he would have lost otherwise.
Duwende goes to the next round with a score of 59.
Charles Glenn, 58, from St. Louis, Missouri was diagnosed with MS three years ago. He wants to win the million dollars to go to a retreat center.
Sharde Bivans, 28, California is a teacher who wants to win the million dollars to help her pay for her wedding in September.
Charles Glenn is up first singing Born To Be Wild.
Sharde Bivans sang I’m Going Down and she was absolutely amazing!
The judges put their votes in with a score of 82/19. Charles chose to take the $10,000 and he made a great choice because Sharde won.
Sharde is the fast track winner of the night with a score of 82 so Annie & Duwende have to go to round two and compete.
Annie McQueen sang Someone Like You. Adele is really always hard to do.
Duwende sang Man in The Mirror
The judges vote with a score of 63/38. Annie and Duwende are given a chance to cash out for $25,000 and none decide to.
Round 2’s winner is Duwende.
The final round will be Sharde Bivans vs. Duwende.
Sharde Bivans was up first singing Blown Away.
Duwende sang Get What You Give
The judges vote with a score of 61/40. Sharde and Duwende are given the opportunity to cash out for $50,000. Duwende decides to cash out for $50,000. The judges also agreed with Duwende giving Sharde 61 of the 101 votes.
Sharde goes on to compete in the million dollar finale.