It came down between Team Alicia's Chris Blue and Team Blake's Lauren Duski on the season finale of The Voice Tuesday night. Team Adam's Jesse Larson finished up in fourth place, and 15-year-old Aliyah Moulden ended up in 3rd. Although, before we found out who the winner was, there were a plethora of star-studded performances.
Lauren joined country big shots, Little Big Town, onstage for a performance of their #1 hit, "Better Man." The legendary Gladys Knight was first joined by TSoul, for a soulful performance of "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." Then as Chris left the stage, Vanessa Ferguson joined Gladys for "If I Were Your Woman." Although, one of the best performances of the night came from a coach and contestant who didn't even make it to the finals. Gwen Stefani teamed up with Hunter Plake for a beautiful performance of her No Doubt hit, "Don't Speak."
There were a couple of emotional performances, as well. Former coach, Usher, joined Chris Blue for a tear-jerking performance of "Everybody Hurts" in honor of those affected by the Manchester bombing. While Miley Cyrus had this to say before her performance of "Malibu," "I'd like to dedicate this song to my good friend Ariana Grande. And everyone who experienced that horrific attack yesterday, our hearts are with you."
Although, the whole night was leading up to one moment, and the winner of The Voice was… Chris Blue! It was an impressive win for coach Alicia Keys, who is only in her second season on the show. Alicia joined Chris and his family on stage for the celebration. Meanwhile, Chris had the always awkward task of trying to sing a song in the most emotional moment of his life. Congrats Chris!