‘The Voice’ live finale: And the winner is… – Metro US

‘The Voice’ live finale: And the winner is…

‘The Voice’ live finale: And the winner is…

After a song-packed evening of live performances the previous night, “The Voice” crowned its season 9 winner on Tuesday.

Four finalists — Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, Jeffery Austin and Barrett Baber — were hoping to go all the way and get that recording contract. After giving their very best all season, these four proved themselves tough competitors after enduring fierce auditions, battles, knockouts, playoffs, instant saves and eliminations en route of tonight’s finale.

During Tuesday’s finale, the top 24 took the stage singing their own unique rendition of “Lean On” by Major Lazer.

For his duet performance, finalist Barret Baber brought back the classic country voice of Zach Seabaugh to sing “Forever And Ever Amen” by Randy Travis.

Coldplay gave a special performance of their new song “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” during which the coaches chairs were taken over by dancing gorillas — all a part of Coldplay’s hypnotic performance. And if you thought that was wierd, “The Voice” gets one step closer to cracking in on the country mafia of which Blake is believed to be the Godfather.

Nadjah Nicole, Regina Love, Celeste Betton, Mark Hood and Darius Scott joined hands singing “Love Train” by The O’Jays.

“The Voice” also did a recap of all the times Gwen got emotional over a performance this season, which if we counted correctly was more than 10. Then finalist Emily Ann Roberts took the stage with country star Ricky Skaggs singing “Country Girl At Heart” by Gail Russell.

Finalist Jeffery Austin brought back Madi Davis and together they sang “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Amy Winehouse. ThenTeam Pharrell’s advisor this season Missy Elliott took over “The Voice” stage with her elaborate subway setup. Pharrell joined Missy in collaborating on her new song “Where They From” and crushed it!

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Jordan Smith collaborated with former “Voice” coach Usher singing “Without You.” The performance left the crowd and all four coaches on their feet. Even Usher was caught off guard by Jordan’s long held riff.

Sam Hunt lit up the stage with background flames and his powerful performance of “Break Up In A Small Town.” Meanwhile backstage “The Voice” sent the top four contestants on a scavenger hunt around Universal Studios that ultimately led them to an early Christmas gift — four new Nissan cars.

Jeffrey Autsin performed a beautiful duet with Tori Kelly singing her latest song “Hollow” and it was anything but hollow. Barret was joined by the legendary Wynonna Judd singing “No One Else On Earth.”

The coaches took the competition to a whole new level with an intense round of go-kart racing, in which Adam came out on top.

Then The Weeknd gave a special medley performance of “The Hills,” “Earned It” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” For his duet performance, finalist Jordan Smith brought back quite the gang with Evan McKeel, Amy Vachal, Korin Bukowski, Regina Love and Mark Hood singing “Any Way You Want It” by Journey.

Finalist Emily Ann Roberts brought back her squad Ivonne Acero, Morgan Frazier, Shelby Brown, Nadjah Nicole and Riley Biederer singing “Summer Nights” by Rascal Flatts.

Gwen Stefani slipped into her fourth outfit change of the night and Adam Levine was crowned the best coach ever. Then Justin Beiber closed out tonight’s performances singing his new hit “Sorry.” He started out with a slower rendition than we’re used to as he played along on a piano. Then the girls came out and Justin slayed the stage. As expected.

And now is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The artist in fourth place is Jeffrey Austin from Team Gwen. The third place artist is Barett Baber from Team Blake. And the new winner of “The Voice” is… Jordan Smith from Team Adam, leaving Emily Ann Roberts from Team Blake as runner-up.

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