The Voice results are in, and Chris Blue has won in a nail-biter.
The Knoxville singer was crowned champion in what was one of the closest votes in the show’s history, beating Lauren Duski who many had considered to be the favorite.
Going into Tuesday’s season finale, the remaining finalists were Chris Blue from Team Alicia, Jesse Larson from Team Adam, and Aliyah Moulden and Lauren Duski from Team Blake. Gwen Stefani’s team had been shut out, with all the contestants being eliminated ahead of the finals.
The first to be eliminated on Tuesday’s finale was Larson, and Moulden was cut next, leaving Duski and Blue as the remaining finalists.
Chris Blue was named the winner of Season 12 of The Voice, a fitting send-off for his coach. Alicia Keys had never gotten a singer through to win the competition, and she will be leaving her coaching chair after this season.
Before the final results of The Voice were announced on Tuesday, the remaining finalists performed one last time, singing an original song, a cover, and a duet with each of their coaches.
Moulden was the first up, singing the original song “Never Be Lonely” that earned a bit of mixed reviews from The Hollywood Reporter.
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“It was a cute performance, but it wasn’t much more than that,” the report noted.
“Moulden has impressed all season by transcending her age and proving she can sing anything, while this single just boxes her in. Stefani called her adorable, and Shelton said her song could easily be a hit.”
Moulden was one of the best stories going into The Voice finale. At 15, she is the youngest finalist and among the youngest ever to advance to the end of the show.
“I feel like I’ve won already,” Moulden told People magazine before Tuesday’s finale. “I feel so grateful that I’m here and so humbled. I can’t believe that I’ve made it this far at 15.”
“It has just been a crazy experience for me.”
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Duski performed the song “Deja Vu,” which was a hit with the coaches and fans.
“I picked that one because I feel like that’s my most vulnerable song,” Duski told People magazine.
“I was nervous for the original performance but I feel like I can rest easy knowing that I’ve done every thing that I wanted to do with the show. I feel like I’ve shown the world who I am truly as Lauren Duski and the artist I want to be.”
“I can’t wait to share more original music and hit the ground running in Nashville — now the real work begins.”
“Lauren has not only been the most consistently well-performing artist on the charts, but a frontrunner to win in our combined odds for the last few weeks. This week she leads the odds with a slim margin over Team Alicia’s Chris — at the time of this writing there were only three more users predicting Lauren to win than were predicting Chris to win. If by chance Lauren does not win, she’s predicted to fare no worse than 2nd where she has 2/1 odds of finishing. A win by Shelton would bring him his sixth coaching championship.”
Those who want to learn more about The Voice final results and see some of the final performances can check out the show’s official page on NBC.
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