'The Voice' Recap: Final 4 Debut Original Songs, Music Videos

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Adam Levine on NBC's The Voice on Nov. 10, 2014.

The Voice is trying something new to ensure their next winner jumps from the finale to the charts.

On Monday night's episode, the last remaining competitors took the stage to debut original songs, penned with support from their coaches' creative teams. They also unveiled corresponding music videos for these immediately-available singles -- and though they all hail from different genres, some actually sound like viable, post-show hits. Maybe even career-starters.

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With Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams sidelined, it's down to just two veteran coaches and former champs -- Adam Levine, whose three singers are untouched, and Blake Shelton, who's down to his last singer. Here's how the final four performed their new tracks, as well as a coach's pick and a duet:

Levine's Damien kicked off the episode with the oft-covered "A Song for You," but made it his own with his effortless, signature runs that showed him to be the most powerful wildcard pick. The ballad master also sailed alongside his coach on Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," and then performed his single "Soldier" from writers Johan Carlsson and Ashton Parson, and producer Max Martin. Initially, it seems like another song of self-empowerment that singing shows usually use to introduce their winner to listeners at large -- which feels odd after already singing two ballads tonight. But of the four finalists, Damien was the best at selling his original track to the audience with his stage presence and facial expressions.

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