The Voice season 17 winner has been decided. After watching the finalists perform original songs on Monday night, America voted, and the results will be announced during tonight’s episode. But which finalist won? Which of them took second place? Read on to find out.
SPOILER WARNING: Do not keep reading if you are not caught up on The Voice season 17 and do not want to know what happened during the finale. Skip right to the bottom if you want to find out which contestant won the title.
“The Voice” Season 17 Finale Recap
The finale kicked off with the return of season 17 contestants Alex Guthrie, Will Breman, Max Boyle and Shane Q. They gathered onstage to perform a cover of “Gimme Some Lovin.’” Lady Antebellum were the next guest performers to take stage, and the band sang their latest single, “What If I Never Get Over You.”
Black Eyed Peas kept the celebration going, as they teamed with reggaeton star J Balvin and performed their new single “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life).” Katie Kadan followed the pop group on stage, and was the first contestant of the night to sing. She partnered up with American Idol alum Adam Lambert and delivered a slowed-down version of Cher‘s “Believe.”
Rose Short was the next finalist to perform. She joined Tony and Grammy-wining gospel artist Yolanda Adams on stage to perform the track “In the Midst of it All.” Afterwards, some of the most notable female contestants of the season– Kat Hammock, Marybeth Byrd, Cali Wilson and Gracee Shriver– got together and performed the song “Neon Moon.”
The celebrity guests kept right on coming with Dua Lipa, who gave a fiery rendition of her single “Don’t Stop Now.” Gary Clark, Jr. and finalist Ricky Duran joined forces to cover “Pearl Cadillac,” and season 16 winner Maelyn Jarmon made her grand return by covering “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Little Big Town and Jake Hoot sang a fun cover of the former’s single “Over Drinking,” but the real standout guest performance came from Jennifer Hudson, who returned to sing “Memories” from her upcoming film Cats.
Hello Sunday, Myracle Holloway and Joanna Martinez returned to the Voice stage to cover Vanilla Fudge’s “Keep Me Hanging On.” Luke Combs followed them and wrapped up the guest performances with his hit single “Even Though I’m Leaving.”
Which Contestant Won ‘The Voice’ Season 17?
Jake Hoot was crowned the season 17 champion.
Carson Daly gathered the four remaining contestants on stage and broke down the voting results. He revealed that Rose Short finished in fourth place, and Katie Kadan finished in third.
The second place spot went out to Ricky Duran, which meant that Hoot was voted the season 17 winner by the viewers at home. Hoot and his coach Kelly Clarkson celebrated as the audience cheered them on, and the episode closed out.