Monday marked the first night of The Voice finale, as the Top 4 performed for their last chance to be crowned the Season 17 winner. Each artist performed three songs — a cover, an original song, and a holiday duet with their coach.
This finale is particularly exciting because, for the first time in seven seasons, all four coaches (Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani) were represented in the Top 4 artists.
Voting is open until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. You can vote for your favorite artists on the Voice app or on the show’s website. You can also vote by streaming tonight’s performances on Apple Music. The winner will be announced in Tuesday night’s results show.
WATCH ‘The Voice’ Finale Performances
Ricky Duran (Team Blake)
Ricky started the show by singing “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Kelly complimented his range, while John praised him for representing rock music. Blake said, “You never let any of us down.”
Later, Ricky and Blake performed Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run,” surrounded by decorative reindeer.
Ricky finished the show with an original song called “A Woman Like Her,” which he said “tells a story.” He shared that he would be singing it to his girlfriend, who was in the audience. Kelly said Ricky reminds her of Bruce Springsteen. Blake called the performance his best ever.
Jake Hoot (Team Kelly)
Jake performed an original song he wrote himself called “Better Off Without You.” Gwen said she’s loved watching him get more relaxed on stage. Kelly said he’s “humble” and praised him for drawing from his own life to write music.
Later, Jake and Kelly performed a duet of “Wintersong” by Sarah McLachlan. They nicknamed themselves “Team Kake” or “Team Jelly.”
For his final song, Jake sang Lonestar’s “Amazed.” Gwen said she loved seeing him “owning the song,” adding that his voice is “familiar to me” and “comforting.” Kelly said she can’t believe he was only a one-chair turn, although she’s glad she didn’t have to fight for him.
Katie Kadan (Team Legend)
First, Katie and her coach John Legend performed a duet of “Merry Christmas Baby.” They even had a fun dance interlude.
Later, she performed an original song called “All Better,” accompanied by backup singers. Kelly praised the “sexy vibe” of the song and said she would be adding it to her “sexy playlist.” John said she sold it “so beautifully.”
Katie’s final performance was a cover of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith. Blake said she’s “unbelievable.” John said she “dazzled everyone” with every performance on the show, and she should be “so proud.”
Rose Short (Team Gwen)
Rose kicked things off with a performance of her original song “Steamroller,” which she said she related to. Blake said the song was well-suited to her, and Gwen said she seemed to be “enjoying the moment.”
Later, Rose and Gwen sang Gwen’s Christmas song “My Gift Is You.” They performed on a retro set with backup dancers.
Rose finished the show by performing an Aretha Franklin version of “Border Song” by Elton John. John said it was a “beautiful message” for her final performance. Gwen said God gave Rose “a little extra drop of cool” and talent.
What did you think of the performances in tonight’s The Voice finale? Who’s your choice to win Season 17? Let us know in the comments.