Find out all the Event on the Show and the Winner of show ‘The Voice’ Is….
And the Winner is revealed! The Voice has its new winner. But It turns out everyone was kind of a winner on “The Voice” season 12 finale, as former contestants were brought back to perform alongside popular artists such as Rascal Flatts, Alessia Cara, Usher and more.
Winner of the Voice
It’s been quite a season of The Voice for country fans, with three of the four finalists leaning heavily on the genre. But in the end, it was Knoxville, Tennessee, native Chris Blue, a pop and R&B singer, who took the crown.
This cycle of “The Voice” began airing in February. Over the last few months, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani built up their teams and then narrowed them down. The Live Playoffs started in April, at which point America had the voting power to decide who would stay in the NBC competition.
Last week, the Top 8 became the Top 4 in a brutal elimination that sent half the contestants home as part of the semifinals. The four finalists — Jesse Larson (Team Adam), Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake), Lauren Duski (Team Blake) and Chris Blue (Team Alicia) — then competed in part one of the finale on Monday. Over the course of two hours, each contestant gave three performances, including a new cover, a coach duet, and an original song that would be the winner’s first official single.
The final contestant chosen in the blind auditions, Blue also gave coach Alicia Keys her first win on the show.
“And when you think you’re not good enough, someone, somewhere does,” said Blue of his experience on The Voice prior to being crowned the champion. “Winning the show for Stephanie, my fiancée, would mean I didn’t give up on her,” he added, visibly emotional. Earlier in the show, Blue sang a poignant version of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” with Usher, while Duski teamed up with Little Big Town for a stirring rendition of the group’s Number One hit “Better Man,” off of their latest album The Breaker.
All the Event on the Show
All of the original song recordings ranked in the top 10 on iTunes when voting closed midday Tuesday, as did Duski and Blue’s cover performances. And they not only got the iTunes bonus multiplier for that, but also added to the vote total was any past bonuses for songs that charted in the top 10 over the last few weeks. With that in mind, it seemed the results would come down to Duski and Blue. But Moulden couldn’t be counted out with Shelton as her coach, nor could dark horse Larson.
Though part two of the finale was two hours, host Carson Daly didn’t get down to business until there were mere minutes left in the broadcast. He first revealed Larson landed in fourth place, while Moulden finished in third. As predicted, that left Duski and Blue in the running. And BLUE WON! Daly actually shared it was one of the closest margins in the show’s history.
Other standout moments from the live finale included semi-finalist country singer Brennley Brown singing “Yours If You Want It” with Rascal Flatts, and Larson and former coach CeeLo Green performing Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1975 hit “Shining Star.” Miley Cyrus, another Voice alum from the red chairs, performed her new single “Malibu,” dedicating it to Ariana Grande and those affected by the terrorist attack at Grande’s show in Manchester, England.
Miley Cyrus will be back in one of the coaches’ seats when The Voice returns this fall for its 13th season, along with regulars Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, plus newly-announced coach Jennifer Hudson.