Best Performances From 'The Voice' Season 11

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 Sundance Head performs on The Voice. 

The latest season of The Voice has come and gone. Before the NBC reality show returns for another round in February, Billboard is taking a look back on the best performances from season 11.

We McDonald: "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand

She was a front-runner from the moment she sang her first notes in her blind audition, but nobody could predict that We McDonald could turn in a performance like this. Taking on the almighty Babs and her iconic Funny Girl song, McDonald put on a Broadway-worthy performance complete with a hair flip and soaring vocals. Simply put: It was like buttah.

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Ali Caldwell: "Did I Ever Love You" by Leonard Cohen

The death of Leonard Cohen was yet another blow in a cruel year for the music world. Caldwell did Cohen's memory proud with this inspired choice by coach Miley Cyrus. Well done!

Christian Cuevas: "To Worship You I Live (Away)" by Israel & New Breed

He may have been eliminated that week, but no worries: Cuevas is emerging as a star as his version of the spiritual song topped the Hot Christian Songs chart -- besting Voice winners Jordan Smith and Sundance Head. Just watch how effortlessly he goes from a lower register and flows into the higher notes while injecting passion into every word. He's going to be just fine.

Brendan Fletcher: "The River" by Bruce Springsteen

A Jersey boy covering The Boss? Yes, please! Fletcher strapped on a guitar, stepped up to the mic and did Springsteen proud with this perfect rendition of a song that demands attention to each detail of the story -- and Fletcher delivered.

Josh Gallagher: "Why" by Jason Aldean

Gallagher earned a fan with key adviser Garth Brooks the week he covered Aldean, and we can see why. Starting out in the audience, Gallagher connected on a whole new level, and by the time he dropped to his knees, he proved himself worthy of that big country career Brooks saw in his future.

Billy Gilman: "The Show Must Go On" by Queen

It was tough to narrow it down and pick just one performance by Gilman, considering he was so strong week after week, but he brought the drama with the right touch of theatricality for a truly memorable night. The former child star earned his second chance this season, and it will be exciting to see what he does after the show.

Sundance Head: "Darlin' Don't Go" (original song)

While singing covers of other people's music allows America to get to know singers and what they can do with their voice, the real test is how they do when singing a song that is completely original. With this performance -- the high notes, the delivery, the rasp, the gospel backup singing, that chorus -- Sundance emerged as an artist and gave the audience a real glimpse into what the former American Idol season 6 alum can (and will) do with the recording contract he just earned. Hats off to the season 11 victor!

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