A winner has finally been crowned on this landmark 10th anniversary season of “The Voice.” The five finalists in the running to win Season 20 were Cam Anthony of Team Blake Shelton, Kenzie Wheeler of Team Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Matthew Young of Team Blake, Rachel Mac of Team Nick Jonas and Victor Solomon of Team John Legend. Heading into Tuesday’s grand finale, Gold Derby’s exclusive odds gave Cam the best chance of earning the confetti shower (meaning coach Blake would earn his eighth victory on the show), so did our predictions come true?
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Voice” Season 20 finale recap (Night 2) to find out what happened on Tuesday, May 25 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite artists on NBC’s long-running reality TV show, which coach you’re rooting for and who you think will ultimately join “The Voice” winners list for this 10th anniversary season. Carson Daly hosts the Emmy-winning program.
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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘The Voice’!” In last night’s performance show, the final five artists each performed two songs for America’s votes. Cam sang “Stand Up” and “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Kenzie belted out “The Keeper of the Stars” and “Heartland,” Jordan went with “Stay” and “Key to the Highway,” Rachel took on “I Hope You Dance” and “The Chain,” and Victor crooned “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Freedom.” Which artist did enough to cross the finish line? Let’s find out!
8:06 p.m. — Adam’s back! And they couldn’t wait to show him immediately banter with Blake, which happens right at the top of the show before Blake runs out and sits in his big red chair next to the other current coaches. Then Carson Daly kicks things off by introducing three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani who is joined by rapper Saweetie to perform their song “Slow Clap.” This is a fun way to get things started with someone Carson says is “forever in ‘The Voice’ family.”
8:15 p.m. — Kelsea Ballerini returns to “The Voice” stage after subbing for a sick Kelly earlier this season. She’s singing her new single, “Half of My Hometown.” She walks around half the soundstage throughout the performance and Team Kelly’s Kenzie joins her for a very brief duet on one verse. Following her song she reminisces with Carson about how much fun she had working on set throughout the battles this season.
8:30 p.m. — Carson announces this season’s winner and runner-up will each win a trip to Universal Orlando resort. Then Nick is joined by his finalist, Rachel, for a performance of “Best of You” by Foo Fighters. They are followed up by OneRepublic singing their latest single, “Run.” We’re definitely getting plenty of entertainment as we wait to find out who the winner is!
8:50 p.m. — Grammy winner Lauren Daigle sings her ballad “Hold On To Me” before Snoop Dogg hits the stage for his latest single “Sittin’ On Blades.” Snoop was a brilliant choice to mentor this season and surprised a few people with the depth of his musical knowledge. Then Ben Platt chats with Carson about his upcoming film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen” (which will be released in September).
9:00 p.m. — Superstar Justin Bieber has entered the building to sing two songs off his new album “Justice.” He rocks some pigtails (or quadruple manbuns?) as he serenades us with “Peaches” before speeding things up with “Hold On.” I actually like both of these songs and it’s a fun performance. Next John joins his finalist Victor for a Donny Hathaway classic, “Some Day We’ll All Be Free.”
9:10 p.m. — Benn Platt comes back to sing his new single “Imagine” before Kelly joins Kenzie for a country duet of “When You Say Nothing At All.” Everyone sounds great, but hopefully things get a little more exciting as this last hour progresses. This segment was a little too low key.
9:35 p.m. — Country superstar Thomas Rhett joins the show virtually to perform his single “Country Again.” Then Blake joins both of his finalists for a double duet. He will sing “All My Exes Live in Texas” with Jordan and follow it up with “She Drives Me Crazy” with Cam. This duet with Cam is so welcome after a number of slow jams. They’ve breathed new life into this finale with less than 30 minutes to go!
9:45 p.m. — At last Adam has returned with his band Maroon 5 to perform their new single “Beautiful Mistakes” with Megan Thee Stallion. Except Megan isn’t actually here, she’s just shown rapping on a big screen behind the band. Still, it’s fun to see Adam back with some new pink hair that matches the flowers dispersed across the stage.
9:55 p.m. — After two hours of musical performances and some interesting sketches featuring the coaches, it’s finally time to find out who is the Season 20 winner of “The Voice.” The artist in fifth place is Victor. The artist in fourth place is Rachel. The artist in third place is Jordan.
9:59 p.m. — Cam or Kenzie? Team Blake or Team Kelly? Someone is about to take home that trophy! The winner of Season 20 of “The Voice” is…Cam Anthony! Congratulations to Cam and also Kenzie, a formidable runner-up. Blake has won his eighth title. What a season!