'The Voice' Season 18 Finale: Lady Antebellum treat fans to 'Champagne Night' hours after canceling 2020 tour
Superstar country band Lady Antebellum graced 'The Voice' finale on May 19. The trio comprising -Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood, performed 'Champagne Night' on the episode, the song which was created on NBC's songwriting themed reality show 'Songland'. The song was written by award-winning songwriter Shane McAnally who is also a judge on the show along with the aspiring songwriter Madeline Merlo and the trio.
They put together a special virtual performance for the show with Dave strumming his guitar while Hillary and Charles had a red cup probably champagne-filled in their hand for company. While the three sang, the screen played a montage of fans of the group doing a bunch of TikTok challenges to the song. Fans performed challenges like flip the cup and the Don't Rush challenge as well as trending dances that are highly popular on the song and the trio paid an ode to them by making it a part of their performance.
On May 18, viewers saw Shane serve as an advisor to the finalists, helping them create their original compositions. Lady Antebellum's performance on 'Champagne Night' was another part of 'The Voice' X 'Songland' collaboration and fans of the shows loved it.
One of the comments read, "@NBCTheVoice I really love this song by Lady Antebellum. Shout out to song Land #TheVoice #Songland #SonglandXTheVoice Champagne Night!"
While another wrote, "@ladyantebellum Awesome! shoutout to #Songland I love this song! #TheVoiceFinale #TheVoice ".
"@ladyantebellum singing Champagne Night on #TheVoice #VoiceFinale and I can't help but sing along to it. Love that song and it's the perfect jam for the summer," read another tweet.
This performance comes as a respite for fans of the trio after they shared heartbreaking news of canceling their 2020 tour earlier on May 19 via a post on Instagram.
The band stated: "Out of respect and love for our fans, crews and families, we’ve made the very difficult decision to not move forward with the #Ocean2020Tour this summer with @JakeOwenOfficial and @MaddieAndTae. This decision breaks our hearts but the health and well-being of those we love is our first priority. We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us. Y’all are the reason we do what we do and we find peace knowing that it will be even more special once we get through this together – and we will. While we don't have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you. Until then, we’re going to continue to find ways to keep the music playing and stay connected with you."
The band had intended to tour with special guests Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae in support of the band’s 2019 album, OCEAN.