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Fate of Clearwater's Simms rests with 'Voice' fans

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Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 05:24 AM

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Following a gritty rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" on NBC's "The Voice," all Juliet Simms can do now is wait for America to decide.

The Clearwater native went head-to-head Monday with three other finalists – Chris Mann of Team Cristina Aguilera, Tony Lucca of Team Adam Levine and Jermaine Paul of Team Blake Shelton – for a chance to become "The Voice" and win a recording contract.

Monday's finals featured each contestant singing a duet with their mentor, and performing a song in tribute to their coach.

Simms kicked things off with one of Cee Lo Green's songs, "Crazy," by Gnarls Barkley, before the two performed "Born to be Wild," with caged women and motorcycles on stage.

Simms, 26, closed the show with a performance of "Free Bird" which prompted Green to say, "With Juliet on my team I have no problems."

Simms, who hinted at a surprise on Monday's show, also went back to her original dark hair color.

Until Monday, the mentors have weighed heavily in elimination decisions. Now, only the public's votes will decide.

The winner of "The Voice" will be revealed Tuesday night during a special two-hour finale, which will feature performances by Justin Bieber, Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and Flo Rida. The finale airs at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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