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The Voice Season 25 Finale: Recap & Official Spoilers (LIVE UPDATES)

You didn't want to miss a second of the action — including the reveal of the Season 25 winner. 

By Christopher Rosa

After several weeks of Blind Auditions, Battles, Knockouts, Playoffs, and Live Shows, we finally made it to The Voice Season 25 Finale. Our beloved Coaches — Reba McEntire, Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, and John Legend — did all they could for their Artists. Only five of them remained in the competition, and it was up to America to decide who would take home the prize. 

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You knew our finalists well. Bryan Olesen (Team Legend), Josh Sanders (Team Reba), Asher HaVon (Team Reba), Karen Waldrup (Team Dan + Shay), and Nathan Chester (Team Legend) each brought something different to the table. They represented a spectrum of genres and musical styles, which made picking a winner all the more difficult. 

While waiting for the winner reveal, viewers had some fun. Night 2 of The Voice Season 25 Finale not only included the Coaches uniting with their Artists for some incredible duet performances, a slew of A-list singers also took the stage, not to mention appearances from some of your favorite The Voice alums. That included Blake Shelton! 

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The Voice Season 25 Finale live updates and spoilers

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All this to say: You didn't want to miss a second of the action when The Voice Season 25 Finale Night 2 kicked off on Tuesday, May 21 at 9/8c on NBC.  

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Here's everything that happened: 

10:59 PM ET

The Voice Season 25 winner was revealed. 

The winner of The Voice Season 25 is Asher HaVon!


10:50 PM ET

The runners-up of The Voice Season 25, revealed. 

Karen Waldrup got fifth place. 

Nathan Chester got fourth place. 

Bryan Olesen got third place.

Josh Sanders got second place.

10:48 PM ET

Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Adam Levine appeared via video to reminisce about Season 1 of the show. 

Shelton said his favorite moment from his experience on the show was the electric new energy in Season 1, and joked that his dynamic with Levine was like watching two brothers playfully bicker. 

Other past Coaches, including Niall Horan, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Jonas, also appeared via video to talk about their fun experiences on the show. 

10:40 PM ET

A Voice in memoriam followed by Jell Roll's performance. 

After honoring the late Voice music crew members Debra Byrd and Ernie Fields, Jr., Jelly Roll performed his new song "I'm Not OK." 

10:38 PM ET

A Season 21 throwback clip of former Coaches Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande singing "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. 

The pop icons did Franklin justice with this cover, for which Grande wore a fun pink outfit and cowboy hat.

10:33 PM ET

John Legend and Nathan Chester performed "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge.

This Coach-Artist duo was perfect for this classic crooning track. Legend and Chester delivered a Vegas-ready performance that would make Sledge proud. 

10:18 PM ET

Niall Horan appeared via video to introduce his Season 23 winner, Gina Miles, who sang "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak. 

Looking like a superstar in a black dress, Miles' ache-y, sublime vocals took center stage in this arresting performance. 

10:14 PM ET

Throwback clip of Season 12 Coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, and Blake Shelton singing "Waterfalls" by TLC. 

Viewers remember this performance, in which the Coaches did a laid-back, acoustic rendition of the '90s anthem. 

10:12 PM ET

Asher HaVon and Reba McEntire sang "On My Own" by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald. 

McEntire rocked a chic updo and black dress for the performance, while HaVon looked phenomenal in a black-and-white outfit. Of course, their vocals were out of this world. 

10:05 PM ET

Kate Hudson performed her song "Glorious." 

The actress-turned singer glowed in a white outfit as she beautifully crooned this ballad, off her debut album released May 17. 

9:56 PM ET

Lainey Wilson performed "Hang Tight, Honey." 

Dressed in all black, Wilson delivered this fiery, high-tempo country track with show-woman gusto, off her fourth studio album, Whirlwind. The performance ended with McEntire inviting Wilson to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, one of the highest honors in country music. 

Overwhelmed with emotion, Wilson told McEntire, "You inspire me every day." 

9:46 PM ET

Reba McEntire and Josh Sanders performed Randy Houser's "Back to God."

The Artist-Coach pair delivered a moving, emotional performance of this country ballad, with their shared faith taking center stage. 

McEntire recorded a version of "Back to God" in 2017. 

9:41 PM ET

The Black Keys performed "Beautiful People (Stay High)." 

The iconic band performed their new song, released January 2024; the majority of the members wore some very cool-looking sunglasses during the set. 

9:36 PM ET

John Legend and Bryan Olesen sang Joe Bonamassa's "Feelin' Good."

The Coach-Artist duo did a fresh spin on this rock classic, bringing a smoky energy to The Voice stage. 

9:32 PM ET

Throwback clip: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira, and Usher singing "Come Together" by The Beatles. 

Before a commercial break, a short clip played from 2013 of these former Coaches singing this Beatles classic on The Voice. Read more about it here. 

9:25 PM ET

Muni Long performed "Made For Me."

Dressed in a shimmery all-white outfit, Long belted the slow-jam R&B hit, which has reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

9:23 PM ET

Chance the Rapper and John Legend's playful feud was revisited. 

The Coaches had a funny back-and-forth all season, starting when they had a harmony-off to Legend's "Ordinary People." Viewers revisited these clips and also were delighted by a new digital short parodying their knack for outdoing each other. A Chance-John dance battle? Sign us up! 

9:15 PM ET

Dan + Shay and their Artist, Karen Waldrup, took the stage and performed "You Look Good" by Lady A. 

Waldrup stunned in a gold dress, while Shay Mooney looked dapper in a white jacket and Dan Smyers was fresh in all black. The fun arrangement of the song had the entire studio audience throwing their hands in the air. 

9:10 PM ET

Season 11 throwback clip: "Dream On," performed by past Coaches Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keys. 

Before a commercial break, viewers were treated to a look-back at this awe-inspiring performance, which you can read more about here.

9:06 PM ET

Thomas Rhett performed "Beautiful as You."

Sitting atop a pickup truck, Rhett performed the upbeat track with a casual but energetic flair. He looked as handsome as ever in a jean jacket, white shirt, and dark green pants. He ended his performance by saying sweetly, "I love you, Reba!" 

9:03 PM ET

The Voice Season 25 Live Finale began with a look-back to seasons past. 

We kicked things off with revisiting a clip of OG Coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Adam Levine singing Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." We then watched a montage of all the A-list Coaches throughout the years entering The Voice stage. Finally, our Season 25 Coaches (Reba McEntire, Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, and John Legend) entered the stage.