Kane Brown and Blake Shelton performed during The Voice Season 22 finale the title track from Brown’s hit album Different Man.
The performance was cool and atmospheric, with an industrial backdrop and simmer-y pyrotechnics. Shelton used his lower register to match Brown’s almost-baritone country twang, and the result was a duet that packed a serious punch. It was the kind of performance that makes you want to stomp around your house like a moody country western supermodel. (Yes, that is an aesthetic!)
Shelton, a Coach on The Voice since the show’s inception, announced that Season 23 (airing next year) will be his last in a red chair.
“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after Season 23,” Shelton said in a statement. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people; you are the best.”
He continued, “It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week. I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and every single one my fellow Coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani! I have to give a huge shoutout to the singers–the ‘Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent, and a special thanks to those who chose me to be their Coach. Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these Artists, us Coaches, and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams. It would not happen without you!”
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