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‘The Voice’ Recap: Girl Named Tom Becomes First Group to Win the Show

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Girl Named Tom the voice winnerTrae Patton/NBC

The Voice Season 21 came to a close on Tuesday night, as the group Girl Named Tom was crowned the winner along with their coach Kelly Clarkson. They’re the first group to ever win the show, and this is Clarkson’s fourth win as a coach.


On Monday night, the Top 5 (Hailey Mia, Paris Winningham, Girl Named Tom, Jershika Maple, and Wendy Moten) delivered two amazing performances each. Viewers voted overnight for their favorite artists, but only one could be named the winner.

At the end of the night, Jershika Maple (Team Legend) was announced as the artist in fifth place, while Hailey Mia (Team Kelly) came in fourth. Third place went to Paris Winningham (Team Blake). Wendy Moten (Team Blake) was the runner-up.

Girl Named Tom Announced as Winner of ‘The Voice’ Season 21

During Tuesday’s show, host Carson Daly shared that Girl Named Tom were the first The Voice artists ever to have four songs in the iTunes Top 10 at the same time. They were also the first trio to ever make it to the finale. During Monday’s performance show, the group performed “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac and “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” by the Foundations.


The siblings took the stage with their coach Kelly Clarkson during the finale to perform “Leave Before You Love Me” by the Jonas Brothers and Marshmello. It was a nice little tribute to past coach Nick Jonas, and an unexpected song choice for the folksy trio.

Veteran Nashville singer Wendy Moten was this season’s runner-up. On Monday night, she sang Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” as well as “Over the Rainbow.” Before performing with Wendy during the finale, coach Blake Shelton said she was his “easiest coaching gig” in 21 seasons of The Voice. The pair went on to perform “Just a Fool” by former coach Christina Aguilera.

SEE ALSO: BTS PERFORMS AS HOLOGRAMS WITH COLDPLAY DURING ‘THE VOICE’ SEASON 21 FINALE


John Legend, Carrie Underwood Perform Their Song ‘Hallelujah’

Coach John Legend took the stage with American Idol winner Carrie Underwood during Tuesday night’s show to perform their song “Hallelujah.” The track, which was co-written by Legend, appears on Underwood’s Christmas album My Gift.

The singers sounded amazing together in the dreamy performance, with Legend playing the piano while they both sang. Before the show, Underwood appeared on Legend’s Instagram series “Trailer Talk,” and they covered an early Blake Shelton hit.

It was a Christmas-themed night for Legend, who also performed “O Holy Night” with his artist Jershika Maple. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton sang “Love Train” with his artist Paris Winningham, and Kelly Clarkson teamed up with Hailey Mia for a fierce performance of “Funny” by Jasmine Thompson and Zedd.

New Coach Ariana Grande Performs with Kid Cudi

New coach Ariana Grande didn’t have any artists in the finale this season, but she still took the stage during the finale to perform her new song “Just Look Up” with Kid Cudi. The track is featured in the upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, which Grande also co-stars in. Grande wore a neon yellow gown and long black gloves for the performance.

Tuesday’s finale also featured the return of former coach Alicia Keys to the stage. She performed the song “Old Memories” from her new album Keys while playing the piano. This season’s Mega Mentor Ed Sheeran was also on hand to sing his track “Shivers.”

That does it for Season 21 of The Voice. Congratulations to this season’s winners Girl Named Tom as well as all of the finalists. We know we haven’t seen the last of Wendy Moten who is sure to continue on in her career. “GNT” is already set to release a new song later this week, so stay tuned! We don’t yet know which coaches will be returning for Season 22, but we can’t wait to find out more.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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