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HomeArts & Entertainment‘The Voice’ 2021 Finale Live Recap: Spoilers on Contestants & Performances 12/13

‘The Voice’ 2021 Finale Live Recap: Spoilers on Contestants & Performances 12/13


“The Voice” finale airs in two parts on Monday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 14.

The top 5 contestants on NBC’sThe Voice” performed songs chosen by their coaches on the Monday, December 13, 2021 episode of the show in hopes of earning the most votes from the audience and winning the season.

New coach Ariana Grande does not have a contestant remaining in the competition, having had her only group, Jim and Sasha Allen, sent home during the semi-finals. She’ll still be performing, however, even without her duo in the competition.

Blake Shelton still had two artists going into the finale in Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham. Kelly Clarkson also had two groups, sibling trio Girl Named Tom and 14-year-old singer Haley Mia. John Legend is the only coach with one contestant going into the finale with Jershika Maple.

Read on for a full recap.

Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia

Hailey Mia started out by talking about how it feels to be the youngest artist on “The Voice” this season. She said that it felt amazing and reminisced on the fact that both Kelly and Ariana turned for her during the Blind Auditions.

Her first song choice was “Deja Vu” by Olivia Rodrigo. The performance was incredible, and the song really showed off every part of Hailey’s vocal range and let her bring in some personality.

The coaches loved it, with Ariana mentioning the energy of the performance as well as the flips to falsetto. John was impressed with Hailey’s control throughout and said that it was “remarkable” that Hailey is so good at such a young age.

Team Blake’s Paris Winningham

Paris dedicated his first performance to his father. For his ballad, he sang “We Got a Thing Going On” by Ben E. King. The song showed off Paris’s strong vocals, and he earned a standing ovation from Ariana. The song was right in his wheelhouse.

“That was a vibe, man,” Carson told the singer.

Ariana added, “I love you so much… I always love your performances so much.”

Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom

Girl Named Tom is the only trio to have ever made the finale on “The Voice.” They have shown off their vocals all season, starting with their four-chair turn during Blind Auditions. They said they went into those auditions knowing they were going to pick Team Blake, but they ended up choosing Team Kelly.

For their performance, they chose “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. They’re so charismatic that the song really works for them, especially because they each get a chance to shine in between their incredible harmonies.

“I still think you guys are country, whether you realize it or not,” Blake told them before adding that they did a great job. Kelly called the performance “perfect.”

Team Legend’s Jershika Maple

Jershika dedicated her first performance to her church community.

“The very moment I said yes to being a worship leader was when my life changed for the better,” she said in her letter to the community. She then performed “I’m Goin’ Down” by Mary J. Blige. The performance really showed off her voice, and she seemed to really come into herself on stage, which was exciting for her coach.

“Jershika, I’m just such an idiot,” Kelly said before calling Jershika “the one that got away” for her. John called the performance both powerful and soulful.

Team Blake’s Wendy Moten

Team Blake’s Wendy Moten was up last in the first round, and she talked about how she wanted to be a solo artist again and that’s why she came to “The Voice.” She chose to sang “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston for her first finale song.

It was nice to see her tackle something a little more upbeat and experience her singing with a full stage production. She definitely left it all on the stage to close out the first hour.

“You do this every week I don’t even know how to talk to you,” Ariana said. “Do you know how hard it is to sing Whitney that well and then option up at the end?”

“I am absolutely at a loss, you know, after all these weeks talking to you after every one of these things that you do, I’m running out of great things to say about you,” Blake told her.

Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia

Hailey Mia dedicated her second song of the night to young people all over.

“For me, singing has been my way to cope with some things I’ve experienced so far in my life,” she shared in her letter ahead of her performance. She said she was singing “idontwannabeyouanymore” by Billie Eilish.

Kelly was very excited about the performance.

“Hailey, you’ve been so good throughout this competition, but I think that was my favorite performance of yours,” John told the young artist.

Team Blake’s Paris Winningham

Paris took a look back at his time on “The Voice” including being stolen by Blake after first choosing John as his coach. He also addressed his emotional response to singing Lonestar earlier on in the competition.

He chose to sing “Ain’t Nobody” by Rufus and Chaka Khan for his upbeat song. The coaches loved the performance, with Kelly saying he has the perfect balance of power and strength.

“When every man on the planet drinks and is in their, like, brain movie, they think they sound and look like you, but they don’t,” she added.

Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom

Girl Named Tom chose to dedicate their song to each other rather than to someone else. They wrote letters to one another to thank each other, and it was a very sweet moment.

“Ever since I was a little girl, you made me feel precious,” Becca told her brothers. They then sang “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” by Allison Krause.

“That was so, so stunning as always,” Ariana told the trio.

Team Legend’s Jershika Maple

John stole Jershika in the Battle Rounds after she chose Kelly originally, and she followed up the loss with a standing ovation performance from all of the coaches.

“She’s truly one of the best vocalists I’ve worked with,” John said. She ultimately chose “Rolling In the Deep” by Adele for her upbeat song, which feels like a great choice for her. She earned a standing ovation from the coaches, and the audience was the loudest they’d been all night.

“Oh my God, what a performance, Jershika. You know, there are plenty of excellent singers on this show but there is no one like you,” John told her through tears.

Team Blake’s Wendy Moten

Wendy Moten dedicated her ballad to Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, sharing in her letter that the cities were always there to support her.

For her performance, she chose to sing “Over The Rainbow” because she won a competition at 16 years old singing the same song. Of course, she completely dominated the performance and added her signature high notes in throughout, holding notes that other singers in this competition could likely only dream of.

She earned a standing ovation from the coaches, and Ariana looked like she was in tears.

“Wendy I just don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with a gift like you have,” John said. “Your voice is so flawless, and perfect and then you just stand there with such nonchalance. It’s insulting!” He also said that the performance was “stunning” and that Wendy is “a gift.”

Blake agreed.

“We’ve never seen anything like you on this stage in 21 seasons,” Blake said.

“The Voice” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time (live) and Pacific time (recorded) on NBC.

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