'The Voice' Season 18 Finale: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani sing 'Nobody But You' to honor food bank volunteers
The finale night on 'The Voice' saw all the four coaches paying a tribute to frontline workers through emotion-packed performances during the two-hour episode. The season has continued to push through and see itself to the end with the coaches mentoring their team members, remotely, for the live performances. The contestants too didn't let their big moment be deterred by the coronavirus.
If not for quarantine, they'd be in the studio performing to a live studio audience, cheering and hooting for them along with the coaches. They do not have their coaches in front of them boosting their morale but every performer, including the eliminated contestants, managed to put their best foot forward while performing remotely. This was not the only thing that made this season special. The never-back-down attitude coupled with gratitude for the frontline workers was in full display throughout the season. Over the past three weeks, there were multiple occasions where the contestants and coaches honored the ones who have stepped up in these times, through their performances.
May 19 was no different and all four coaches did a special performance expressing their heartfelt gratitude to medical workers, food banks, and frontline workers. First up was coach John Legend performing a medley of his songs, including 'All of Me', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and his evocative new single, 'Conversations in the Dark'. He was honoring all the doctors and the nurses who work day in and day out.
Blake Shelton and his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, are currently quarantining in Oklahoma together and are also associated with 'The Food Bank of Oklahoma'. Just last month, he donated $150,000 to the organization. He made the donation during a virtual fundraiser after stating: "A lot of Oklahomans are going to bed hungry tonight. That’s not something that I can live with. That’s why I’m going to be donating to my Regional Food Bank, the Oklahoma Food Bank. I hope you will join me and help from home. Send in that donation because a lot of people out there are counting on us." The couple performed to their hit country song, 'Nobody But You', in honor of the volunteers associated with the organization.
Multiple Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Clarkson performed her single, 'I Dare You', with a video of healthcare and essential workers as well as their families bonding with each other playing alongside during the performance. The song was recently released alongside a five-track collection of multi-language duet versions, sung with a canon of internationally acclaimed vocalists in their native tongue, including French, Arabic, Spanish, German and Hebrew.
The last performance was by Nick Jonas. He performed a cover of 'Until We Meet Again'. He chose to honor all the people going to work on the frontline every day with his performance. Towards the end of the video, his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra appeared and the two of them shared a sweet moment, ending the performance with a kiss.