‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Sends Heartfelt Message to Wendy Moten After Tuesday’s Finale

by Maggie Schneider
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“The Voice” coach Blake Shelton calls Wendy Moten a “world-class talent” as Season 21 of “The Voice” wraps up.

“The Voice” coach is proud of his team this year. Country superstar Blake Shelton gives Wendy Moten some serious praise as “The Voice” Season 21 comes to a close. After her final two performances on the show’s finale, Shelton is in awe.

“We’ve never seen anything like you on this stage in 21 seasons. Ladies and gentlemen this is, when I say world-class talent, I’m talking about, this may never happen again,” Shelton says.

It’s true, Wendy Moten is a fighter. The 45-year old singer continued on with the competition even after hurting herself onstage. Tripping on a piece of stage equipment during a previous episode, the singer broke her right elbow and fractured her left hand. Fans saw her wear a cast on her arm and a splint on her wrist during the finale. These injuries do not hold her back, however. She performs Patti LaBelle’s “Over the Rainbow,” as well as Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” during her final performances.

Blake adds to his comments, calling the singer “a gift.”

“You just stand there and do it with such nonchalance it’s insulting to every other singer that works so hard,” Shelton jokes. “What a gift you are.”

Although Moten did not win the Season 21 competition, her mentor is still very proud. In a tweet written after the finale, Shelton tells the world to “get ready” for what is next in her career.

Wendy Moten Looks Back On “The Voice” Journey

Being on a televised singing competition takes a lot of hard work. In an interview with PEOPLE, Moten looks back on the experience as a positive one. Even though she was injured, it showed Moten that he has the strength to keep going and overcome any challenge put in her way.

“I have to have surgery to put metal plates and bolts and things” she says. “So I’m amazed that I was able to still keep going with that knowledge.”

The singer also gives her fans an update on her healing journey. Before the finale results were in, Moten prepared for every possible outcome.

“They got two dates set up for me: they got an ‘if I win’ date for surgery, and then ‘if I don’t win,’ they got a date for that surgery. I’ll be having surgery coming up in a few days or next week.”

Moten clearly still holds a passion for music. The high-stakes of “The Voice” did not leave her feeling disillusioned. Her love for singing is now stronger.

“I still love music, I still love learning and I’m still very competitive.”

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