Reigning cowboy Blake Shelton saddled up for his final rodeo on “The Voice.”
The nation music star and longtime coach joined Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Likelihood the Rapper for the Season 23 finale Tuesday night time, which additionally marked his last present on the NBC singing competitors. Shelton, who has appeared on each season of “The Voice” since its 2011 debut, is exiting the reality-competition collection after a historic 12-year run.
Shelton walked into the finale with a pair of vocalists gunning for victory, nation stalwart Grace West and soul-rock powerhouse NOIVAS.
A few of Shelton’s well-known friends joined him for his farewell present, together with onstage appearances by former “Voice” coaches Adam Levine and CeeLo Inexperienced. Inexperienced carried out a vigorous ‘80s medley alongside former Staff Blake contestants in honor of Shelton, whereas Levine greeted Shelton with a playfully heartwarming message firstly of the present.
“Don’t screw it up. It’s your final present: You’ve had an ideal run,” Levine joked. “Simply kidding, I really like you very a lot. … You look nice. What else is there to say?”
Right here’s what else went down on Tuesday’s episode.
NOIVAS thanks Blake Shelton for giving him ‘the energy to maintain combating’
Staff Blake singer NOIVAS was joined by Shelton for a young efficiency of the decide’s ballad “Residence.”
Later within the present, NOIVAS thanked Shelton for serving to him within the revival of his music profession.
“Thanks a lot for believing in me,” NOIVAS informed Shelton. “I stop music for nearly seven years, and I got here again and each step of the best way you helped give me the energy to maintain combating and maintain going.”
Sadly, Shelton couldn’t assist get NOIVAS over the end line. The singer got here in fifth place.
Sorelle says it was ‘an honor’ to work with Likelihood the Rapper
Sister trio Sorelle of Staff Likelihood carried out an uplifting cowl of “O-o-h Youngster” by 5 Stairsteps alongside Likelihood the Rapper for the finale.
Sorelle gushed about their time working with the Grammy-winning rapper all through the present.
“It’s meant a lot to us simply to have you ever imagine in us and encourage us to at all times be who we’re,” the group mentioned. “It’s been an honor to work with you and a pleasure to get to know you.”
Nevertheless, Staff Likelihood was unable to clinch victory in the long run, as Sorelle got here in fourth place.
D.Easy calls Kelly Clarkson ‘a blessing to my life’
Staff Kelly singer D.Easy and Clarkson teamed up for a double dose of emotion, performing an aching rendition of “Sluggish Dancing within the Darkish” by Joji.
D.Easy stored the lovefest going when he thanked Clarkson for her mentorship on the present.
“I really like you to demise, lady,” D.Easy informed Clarkson. “Thanks for seeing me for who I’m and permitting me to shine. I’m so grateful for you. You’ve been a blessing to my life.”
However D.Easy’s fortunate streak on “The Voice” got here to a halt. The singer got here in third place.
Who gained Season 23 of ‘The Voice’?
The ultimate showdown for the Season 23 title was between Staff Blake singer Grace West and Staff Niall singer Gina Miles.
West carried out a hovering cowl of Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight” on the finale stage, and she or he was joined by her loyal coach for the efficiency.
“It’s truthfully meant the world,” West mentioned of Shelton’s belief and friendship. “As a performer, I really feel like I’ve developed a lot (with) your recommendation and simply total perception in me.”
Miles and Horan introduced some Large Apple aptitude to Hollywood, slowing issues down with a soulful efficiency of “New York State of Thoughts” by Billy Joel.
“Your friendship and your mentorship has been very particular to me, and I really like you,” Miles later informed Horan. “Thanks for selecting me and giving me this chance.”
It seems Horan made the correct selection in the long run, as Miles was declared the winner of Season 23, giving the freshman coach (also known as Shelton’s “son”) his first victory on the present.
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