‘The Voice’ Finale Recap: Craig Wayne Boyd Wins Season 7
Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of Season 7 of The Voice on Tuesday night’s live finale, making it the fourth win for coach Blake Shelton.
The Voice Finale Recap
But first, the show opened with a group performance by this season’s Top 20, bringing back old favorites and contestants viewers barely remember.
The Top 20 Return
Finalists Craig, Chris Jamison, Damien and Matt McAndrew had one “bring back performance” each, where they got to pick a group of top 20 contestants to come back and perform with them. For his, Craig brought back DaNica Shirey, Sugar Joans and Taylor Brashears to sing “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.”
Chris Jamison brought back Luke Wade, Ricky Manning, Ryan Sill and Taylor Phelan to perform “Dedication to My Ex.”
Matt McAndrew performed “Go Your Own Way” with Mia Pfirrman, Sugar Joans, Taylor John Williams and Taylor Phelan.
Finally, Damien brought back Elyjuh Rene, DaNIca Shirey and Anita Antoinette to perform “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Returning singers DaNica Shirey, Mia Pfirrman, Sugar Joans, Jean Kelley and Bryana Salaz also performed “Bang Bang.”
All four finalists also got the chance to perform alongside successful artists outside of The Voice world. Matt performed live with Fall Out Boy, Craig performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Damien sang a duet with Jennifer Hudson and Chris Jamison joined Jessie J in a performance of “Masterpiece.”
Not to be outdone, coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams also took to the stage, singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
Craig Wayne Boyd Is The Voice
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars also performed, as did Ed Sheeran and Meghan Trainor, before the winner was finally announced. Carson Daly began, announcing the top four placements in reverse order: in fourth place, wildcard pic Damien from Team Adam, Chris Jamison – also from Team Adam – came in third, leaving Matt Mcandrew and Craig Wayne Boyd in the top two. And, the winner is…Craig Wayne Boyd!
Upon hearing that Craig Wayne Boyd had won The Voice, Blake stood up screaming and ran up on stage. The longtime country singer was brought to tears by his win, but pulled it together to close the show with his original single, “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face.”
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 17, 2014
The Voice returns for brand new season on February 23.