‘The Voice’ Ratings Underwhelm as Two-Part Finale Earns Mediocre Numbers

by Jacklyn Krol
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The Voice didn’t impress when it came to TV ratings.

The Monday (May 24) episode gained 6.325 million viewers. Meanwhile, on Tuesday (May 25), the final episode brought in 6.459 million viewers. This season, each episode averaged 6.67 million viewers per episode this season.

The singing reality competition show is one of NBC‘s most-watched shows, but over the years, the ratings have dropped. This could be due to the fact that now fans can watch it later on-demand or through streaming apps.

The Voice’s finale left everyone on the edge of their seats. And as always, spoilers ahead!

Blake Shelton had two contestants in the finals, Cam Anthony and Jordan Matthew Young. Kelly Clarkson had Kenzie Wheeler while John Legend had Victor Solomon. Finally, Nick Jonas’ member was Rachel Mac. The Top 5 contestants performed for the very last time.

Shelton performed his chart-climbing single “Minimum Wage.” Past contestants on The Voice paid tribute to his ten years and 20 seasons on the show.

The second part of the finale was star-studded! Fans got to witness a brief skit with former coach Adam Levine and his buddy, Shelton. The first performance of the evening was Shelton’s fianceé, Gwen Stefani alongside Saweetie. The pair performed their new single, “Slow Clap.” Part-time judge  Kelsea Ballerini later performed “Half of My Hometown.” 

Other special guest performers include OneRepublic, Lauren Daigle, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, and Thomas Rhett.

This season’s champion is… Team Blake Shelton‘s Cam Anthony. Anthony is a 19-year-old Pennsylvania native who sang R&B and pop music during his time on the show. This marked Shelton’s eighth time winning the show. Clarkson’s Kenzie Wheeler was runner-up.

‘The Voice’ Moving Forward

Season 21 of the show will be different from years past. This upcoming year only one season will air, typically The Voice airs two seasons every year.

Nick Jonas will be exiting for the upcoming season. He first joined the show for Season 18 and returned for Season 20 after Stefani briefly exited to focus on her music. Ariana Grande will be taking Jonas’ place for Season 21.

“I mean, Ariana, as we all know, is one of the best singers in the game,” Jonas told Kelly Clarkson on her talk show. “And she’s gonna be an incredible coach.”

His only piece of advice for Grande would be to not trust any of the fellow coaches.

He isn’t leaving for good,” a source told Page Six. “Nick will remain on rotation with other stars that have appeared on the show. The chances are he will be back soon.”

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