‘The Voice’ finale recap: Is the Season 14 winner Britton, Brynn, Kyla or Spensha? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Everything for Season 14 is on the line when “The Voice” declares a champion on Tuesday night. Most of the two-hour show on NBC will feature performances from returning contenders, but your votes will be revealed for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place artists. Guest performers will be Season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski, Halsey and Big Sean, Kane Brown, Florence and the Machine, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Hudson, Julia Michaels, Ryan Adams, James Bay and Jason Aldean.

While Team Adam Levine has nobody remaining, Team Blake Shelton has both Kyla Jade and Spensha Baker. Team Alicia Keys has Britton Buchanan. Team Kelly Clarkson has Brynn Cartelli. Make your comments below in our live updating blog offering play-by-play descriptions of every single moment on the season-ending episode hosted by Carson Daly. And here’s our complete report about the program from Monday, May 21, as each singer took on three songs.

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Over the course of this season, we’ve got a full list below of all the tunes performed by each of the final four competitors:

Spensha Baker (Team Blake) — “Blackbird” (blind), “I Could Use a Love Song” (battle), “Broken Halos” (knockout), “I Still Believe in You” (playoff), “Smoke Break” (top 20), “Down on My Knees” (top 12), “Better Man” (top 11), “Red” (top 10), “My Church” (top 8), “Merry Go ‘Round” (final four), “Tell Me About It” (final four), “Old Soul” (final four).

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) — “Trouble” (blind), “Thinking Out Loud” (battle), “New York State of Mind” (knockout), “Some Kind of Wonderful” (playoff), “Small Town” (top 12), “Perfect” (top 11), “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (top 10), “The Rising” (top 8), “Dancing on My Own” (instant save), “Where You Come From” (final four), “Wake Me Up” (final four), “Good Lovin'” (final four).

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Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) — “Beneath Your Beautiful” (blind), “Ready for It?” (battle), “Here Comes Goodbye” (knockout), “Unstoppable” (playoff), “At Last” (top 20), “Up to the Mountain” (top 12), “You and I” (top 11), “Fix You” (top 10), “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (top 8), “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (final four), “Walk My Way” (final four), “Skyfall” (final four).

Kyla Jade (Team Blake) — “See Saw” (blind), “One Last Time” (battle), “You Don’t Own Me” (knockout), “How Great Thou Art” (playoff), “One Night Only” (top 12), “Sweet Sweet Baby Since You’ve Been Gone” top 11), “This Is Me” (top 10), “Let It Be” (top 8), “With a Little Help from My Friends” (final four), “The Last Tear” (final four), “Only Love” (final four).

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Live updating recap of the results episode plus analysis below for Tuesday, May 22:

9:00 p.m. – Britton may have barely sneaked into the finale with the final Instant Save of the season, but the pop-rocker rebounded with the current number one single on the iTunes chart, “Where You Come From.” Trailing right behind are Brynn, Spensha and Kyla. Those three shouldn’t lose hope, however, considering the iTunes leader does not necessarily win the competition. This could be one of the closest contests in “The Voice” history. Let the festivities begin!

9:05 p.m. – Starting things off in epic fashion, five of the most memorable artists of Season14 emerged to sing “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Mia Boostrom (Team Adam), Wilkes (Team Blake), Christiana Danielle (Team Alicia), Jackie Foster (Team Alicia) and Britton (Team Alicia) blended perfectly through the haunting performance.

9:12 p.m. – Chart-topping singer-songwriter Dua Lipa is up next to promote her single “IDGAF.” She’s backed by six female dancers wearing nothing but bras and long pants. It is an interesting presentation but probably not something I plan on watching again. Lipa provided a solid vocal nonetheless.

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9:23 p.m. – Kane Brown returned to “The Voice” stage to perform his hit single “What Ifs” with Spensha. This song was originally recorded as a duet between Brown and “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina. Brown and Spensha have great chemistry on stage and genuinely seem to enjoy singing together. I’m almost believing the lyrics the two of them are singing to each other are true. They would make an adorable couple.

9:35 p.m. – Next up, three-time Grammy nominee James Bay is joining Alicia for a performance of “Us.” Bay is on guitar while Alicia hammers her signature keys at the piano before standing up to join him face to face. The two sound great together on this emotional track and drew thunderous applause from the live audience.

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9:42 p.m. – Season 13 champion Chloe Kohanski is returning to “The Voice” to debut the first single since winning, “Come This Far.” I’m happy to hear Chloe didn’t sell out to mainstream pop music and has maintained her rock edge. She descended down a giant staircase while belting out the lyrics with that husky voice that won her the crown. Following the performance she told Carson that she hopes to bring rock music back to the mainstream with her upcoming album.

9:55 p.m. – Two-time Grammy nominee Julia Michaels is joining Brynn on stage for a performance of two of Michaels’ singles, “Issues” and “Jump.” Michaels actually penned Brynn’s original song she sang on Monday’s performance episode, “Walk My Way.” The pair of them sound great together and Michaels provides an example of the type of career Brynn could model. She definitely sings her music well.

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10:05 p.m. – Some of the season’s most powerful vocalists are sharing the stage now to sing “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” Sharane Calister (Team Adam), Rayshun LamMarr (Team Adam), Johnny Bliss (Team Alicia) and Kyla (Team Blake) put their soulful instincts together to deliver this trippy rendition. I’m not sure I love the arrangement, but it’s fun to see these four on stage together.

10:15 p.m. – Florence and the Machine is up next to perform their latest single “Hunger.” It is in the same vein as prior hits of theirs so it could be hitting the airwaves of radio soon. Florence Welch is always fun to watch on stage. Her bizarre movement is so dramatic and entertaining. She’s  skipping and spinning around the stage like she’s in a field of daisies. I give this performance a thumbs up for originality.

10:25 p.m. – The music continues as Britton takes the stage with fellow North Carolina native Ryan Adams. The duo is singing “To Be Without You.” Adams has been one of Britton’s musical inspirations and it’s easy to see why when you see them together. Adams’ music is right in Britton’s wheelhouse.

10:30 p.m. – Halsey and Big Sean are promoting their new hit collaboration “Alone.” Halsey begins the song surrounded by a stage filled with dancers before Big Sean breaks in to spit a few bars. I like this song a lot and the pair of them have great chemistry on stage. It’s a great summer jam. They brought some much needed energy to the program. Bravo!

10:37 p.m. – Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, country superstar Jason Aldean is up next singing his new single “Drowns the Whiskey.” This guy is a legend in country music but this finale is too long to be putting mid-tempo, low-energy songs this deep into the program. I just can’t get into it.

10:45 p.m. – It’s been well documented that Kyla has toured as a back-up singer for “Voice” coach and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson. Now, Hudson is joining Kyla for a highly anticipated performance of “I Know Where I’ve Been.” So much hair! So much glitter! So much vocal range! These two on stage is exactly what I needed to be drawn back in. The two of them tore the roof down! I will say that Kyla seemed to shrink down to Jennifer’s back-up singer as if it came naturally, but also looked moved that Jennifer had joined her. Regardless, the two undoubtedly put together the most powerful performance of the night.

10:52 p.m. – After 110 minutes of performances and highlight reels it is finally time to hear some results! Before learning who finishes in fourth place, Carson is giving the contestants a moment to sing their coaches’ praises. Finally, it’s time to get serious. The artist finishing in fourth place is…Spensha. The artist finishing in third place is…Kyla. After the break, either Brynn or Britton will be named “The Voice.”

10:59 p.m. – The winner of Season 16 of “The Voice” is…Brynn Cartelli! She makes history as the youngest winner ever. Kelly Clarkson has become a champion coach in her first season. Congratulations to both of them! And congrats are also due to runner-up Britton Buchanan and his coach Alicia Keys as well. That’s a wrap!

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