'The Voice' Season 17 finale: Ricky Duran impresses judges with an electric performance but fans claim his vocals weren't as good as his guitar

Ricky has been a frontrunner since his auditions. For his first performance of the night, Ricky sang his rendition of 'Runnin’ Down a Dream' by Tom Petty.


                            'The Voice' Season 17 finale: Ricky Duran impresses judges with an electric performance but fans claim his vocals weren't as good as his guitar
Ricky Duran was the first contestant to kick off the finale. (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Ricky Duran might have brought back Rock and Roll to 'The Voice', with the first performance of the night, but fans claim his vocals didn't do justice. 

'The Voice' season 17's grand finale has arrived, and tonight the Top 4 contestants will take to the stage one last time to battle it out for the winning title. 

This is the first time in seven seasons that all coaches have a contestant representing them in the finale. Tuesday night when the series returns one lucky contestant either from Team Blake, Team Legend, Team Kelly or Team Gwen will be crowned the title winner this season. Tonight's performance will include one solo song from each contestant, one original song from each contestant, and a holiday special song with their respective coaches. 

The first contestant to kick off the night was Ricky Duran from Team Blake. Ricky was Shelton's only four-chair turn and is also one amongst the fan-favorite contestants this season. Ricky has been a frontrunner since his auditions. For his first performance of the night, Ricky sang his rendition of 'Runnin’ Down a Dream' by Tom Petty.

'The Voice' season 17 finale: Ricky Duran was the first to perform. (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Throughout his performance, Ricky stuck to the original melody and the judges couldn't help but rave about his performance and his range. "A lot of people say rock is dead, but when you sing it, it sounds incredible," John Legend shared after his performance. Kelly Clarkson also complimented his "incredible range". 

Though the judges raved about his performance, fans thought otherwise. Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "Blake, Why wasn't Ricky with his guitar in front with a set? Whomevery was in front of him took his light. #TheVoice #TheVoice." 

"How about we turn up Ricky's mic and turn down that on the guitar? #TheVoice #VoiceFinale," wrote a fan. Adding to that another said, "Ricky was good but it was still just standard fare. A redux if the original. Hoot’s originality was fantastic. #TheVoice." 

"Oh no! Covering Tom Petty's song 'Running Down A Dream.' Honestly I don't like Ricky Duran's vocals on that but his guitar playing was really good. #TheVoice," a fan shared, While another said, "Ricky Duran kicks us off in full rocker mode. I’m losing him in the opening, really low in his voice. He kicks it in during the 2nd verse & last chorus was most present. #TheVoice #TheVoiceFinale I wanted more more more. He didn’t get mad enough, Blake." 

Do you think Ricky has a chance in winning? Let us know in the comments below. 

'The Voice' season 17 airs every Monday and Tuesday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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