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‘The Voice’: Maelyn Jarmon wins Season 16, handing John Legend his first win as a coach – USA TODAY

‘The Voice’: Maelyn Jarmon wins Season 16, handing John Legend his first win as a coach – USA TODAY


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The Top 4 lay it all on the line during finale performances. Who will win?

four-chair turn during the Blind Auditions after wowing all the judges. She was the first member to join Team Legend and ultimately handed him the trophy that will join the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards on his mantel. 

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E” with Travis Tritt, just days after the country star’s tour bus was involved in fatal crash in South Carolina that left two people dead and another injured.

Jarmon and Sarah McLachlan offered a stunning duet of “Angel.” Roberts and Toby Keith brought the heat with “That’s Country Bro,” while Rigdon and Hootie & The Blowfish tackled “Hold My Hand.” The finalists may have been singing with their idols, but they held their own with the professionals and looked right at home onstage. 

Related: Country star Travis Tritt’s tour bus involved in fatal crash in South Carolina

Some fan-favorite contestants who were eliminated throughout the season got another chance in “The Voice” limelight. 

Mari Jones and Kim Cherry lit up the audience with a soulful rendition of Lizzo’s “Good as Hell,” before LB Crew, Shawn Sounds, Jej Vinson, Kalvin Jarvis and Domenic Haynes tore into Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative,” channeling a boy band in their colorful suits and in sync (no pun intended) choreography.

Betsy Ade, Celia Babini, Lisa Ramey and Presley Tennant gave the boys a run for their money with their own rocker girl group. They performed a fiery rendition of Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen.”

The Jonas Brothers performed their new single “Cool.” Khalid, who served as an adviser for Legend during the Cross Battle round, returned with his smooth “Talk.” Taylor Swift brought her massive butterfly wings during a performance of “Me!” with Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, while the K-pop group BTS broke the internet (literally) with their single “Boy With Luv.” 

“BTS stole all their dance moves from me,” Shelton quipped.

Other guest performances included OneRepublic (“Rescue Me”), Hootie & The Blowfish (“Let Her Cry”) and Halsey, who debuted her new single “Nightmare.”

Although Rigdon, Roberts and Sevener didn’t walk away with the title, they did get a pricey consolation. Each will be able to drive home in his own new Toyota RAV4.


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