At last! “The Voice” season 12, 2017 winner has emerged and the season brought a huge smile on coach Alicia Keys beautiful face as she lifts this year’s triumph. Happily, ”The Voice” season 12 has finally come to its end with Chris Blue from Alicia’s team emerging the winner.
As Carson Daly walked onto the stage and announced Blue as the winner the stage was afire as confetti fell from the ceiling, while Blue who fought so had to suppress his overwhelming emotions hugged his coach, Alicia Keys, and sang his original song “Money On You.”
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Team Adam Levine’s Jesse Larson landed in the fourth position
Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden came third.
Team Blake Shelton’s Lauren Duski placed second, and according to Daly, it was one of the closest voting margins between two “Voice” finalists.
However, before the results were announced, ”The Voice” 2017 winner told coach Alicia thus: “I tried to write something down, but my hands are shaking so I couldn’t write, but I feel like it was destiny for us to meet. I feel like we were supposed to be in this moment together, and not only do I believe that I gained an amazing coach, but I really feel like you’re my friend,”
He also pressed further but this time asking his coach to remember her promise that their performances together on “The Voice” wouldn’t be the last time they would sing together.
Their conversation also showed the duo discussing what it would mean to them if he won the show.
For Blue “Winning this show for Stephanie my fiancee would mean I didn’t give up on her.”
“It would mean so much to see Chris win this.” “From being the last person that anyone turned around for, it would be such a win.”
Who performed what during The Voice 2017 finale?
During the finale, Blue performed a gripping cover of “Everybody Hurts” with Usher, who has served as a coach on the show in previous seasons. Blue and Usher dedicated the song to anyone around the world who may be struggling tonight, and it was a response to the tragedy in Manchester, England, where a suicide bombing killed 22 people and injured several more at an Ariana Grande concert.
The other finalists got to perform with celebrities including Duski with Little Big Town, Moulden with Alessia Cara and Larson with CeeLo Green. Some “Voice” Season 12 contestants who were eliminated earlier in the show came around to perform.
And at the end, none of the finalists left empty handed as each received a 2017 Toyota RAV4 from the show runners.
How Blue started from being the last person that anyone turned around for, to the winner
Blue started with a soulful blind audition, where he performed “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Blue was the last to audition on the show and scored the last spot on Keys’ team.
He battled and won against RJ Collins and Quizz Swanigan, respectively before emerging winner.
While on the show Blue performed both old and new songs. During his performance of rendition of Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” got a standing ovation after singing it just as Alicia does.
He also performed “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge, “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder and “Take Me to the King” by Tamela Mann Blue also danced to Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.”
Blue also performed twice with Keys. They sang a duet of Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls,” and they followed other Team Alicia members Vanessa Ferguson and Stephanie Rice to perform “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin.
On one occasion Blue described working with Keys as working with a big sister, while Keys challenged him to get out of his comfort zone.
The two also talked about their time together on the show and their friendship in a confessional during Tuesday’s finale where Blue “I wouldn’t be here right now if it weren’t for the musical genius herself, my coach, the best coach, Alicia Keys.”
And according to Keys”Chris is a super humble soul, and it’s been an honor to not only coach him but to call him a friend.”
She added “My sons are 6 and 2, so when I see Chris, I think that they’ll grow up with a beautiful soul, with a drive like this and working hard. I love it,” while Blue responded, “They’ve got the right mom.”
Blue on his Motivation And Inspiration
Speaking to News Sentinel In March he said to be motivated to try out for “The Voice” after his fiancée Stephanie Dunkley struggled with bone marrow cancer in 2016.
“When everything happened with my fiancée and her story, I realized that life was just too short.” “And after God was kind of pushing me to go forth, and I was declining and saying ‘No. This can’t be …’ I asked that He would just confirm, and He did, and when He did, I would say that really did help push me and helped me overcome the fear and just do it.”
Did Blue Got Support From Home?
Blue is the second “Voice” contestant to make it to the finale in the past few years. Knoxville teen Emily Ann Roberts received a second place on “The Voice’s” ninth season in 2015, where Harlan, Kentucky, native Jordan Smith took first place.
Meanwhile, Knoxville poured out support for Blue while he was on the show. Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Overcoming Believers Church, Knoxville Christian School and the Empty Cup coffee shop hosted “The Voice” watch parties so the community could gather together and see him on the show.
Before Tuesday’s finale episode, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced on Twitter that the Henley Street Bridge would feature blue lights in support of Blue.
Blue moved to Knoxville in August 2000 from Polk County, Florida. He attended and played basketball at Bearden High School and Knoxville Christian School. He went to Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga and moved back to Knoxville in 2013 and started working at Cokesbury United Methodist Church not long after the move.
While growing up in Florida as the youngest of seven children, Blue found a love for music early in his life.
He and his siblings, two sisters and four brothers, sang together at gigs, and then he and his four brothers formed a group called the Blue Brothers. They performed at sporting events and birthday parties in Florida and on national TV on BET.
Meanwhile, coach Blake Shelton predicted Blue would emerging The Voice season 12 2017 winner.
Source: News Sentinel