'The Voice' Season 12 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...
'The Voice' Season 12 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...
lucille  barilla
lucille barilla
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Top 4 artists of The Voice season 12 have competed, America voted and the winner is about to be crowned.

Superstar recording artists Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Zedd and Alessia Cara are all set to perform during the live two-hour season finale. One of the four finalists -- Chris Blue from Team Alicia, Lauren Duski from Team Blake, Jesse Larson from Team Adam and Aliyah Moulden from Team Blake --  will be crowned the winner.


Additionally, the exciting season finale of The Voice will feature an astonishing array of musical collaborations. This season's Top 10 artists will perform with stellar musicians across several different music genres.

Also performing for the first time on the Voice stage is season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson.

The Collaborations

The first collaboration is between Mark Isaiah, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, who light up the stage with the Top 40 hit "Despacito." Mark is thrilled to be able to grace the Voice stage once again and entertain both the audience and his former coach, Adam Levine.


Rascal Flatts teams up with Brennley Brown to perform the tune "Yours If You Want It."


Then finalist Jesse Larson joins Cee Lo Green to perform Earth, Wind and Fire's "Shining Star."


Coach Gwen Stefani pairs up with her former team member Hunter Plake to put a spin on one of her most iconic songs with her former band No Doubt titled "Don't Speak."

Little Big Town is joined by finalist Lauren Duski for a duet on the hit tune "Better Man."

Zedd and Alessia Cara perform their wildly popular hit "Stay" on The Voice stage.


Shortly after, finalist Chris Blue performs with former Voice coach Usher. The two duet on the song "Everybody Hurts" in light of the tragic act of terrorism that occurred in Manchester, England, on May 22.



The Hits Keep on Coming

Chris Stapleton performs his new smash single, "Either Way." 

TSoul and Vanessa Ferguson perform with their idol, Gladys Knight, in a collaboration of her iconic tunes "You're the Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Me" and "If I was Your Woman."


Miley Cyrus returns to The Voice stage and debuts her hot new single, "Malibu," which she dedicates to her friend Ariana Grande, who was headlining at the arena where the terrorist act in Manchester, England, took place.

 
Prior to Miley's return to the Voice stage, the four finalists are all awarded with a new car for their participation on the show.

Alessia Cara returns to the stage alongside finalist Aliyah Moulden to perform Alessia's Top 10 hit "Scars to your Beautiful."


Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson brings her supreme talent to the stage for a rendition of her song "Remember Me" and a preview of what to expect next season.


And the Winner Is...

Lauren Duski, Chris Blue, Aliyah Moulden and Jesse Larson stand together on the stage to find out the winner of season 12.

The artist in fourth place is Team Adam's Jesse Larson. In third place is Aliyah Moulden from Team Blake. This leaves Chris Blue and Lauren Duski left on The Voice stage.

The vocalist in second place is announced. It's the closest race between two contestants in the show's history, according to host Carson Daly. Coming in second is Lauren Duski.

Chris Blue, the very last person to audition for season 12 and the last person added to Alicia Keys' team, has won season 12 of The Voice.


Are you happy with the winner of season 12? Did you like all the fabulous collaborations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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