‘The Voice’ Season 19: Best Moments and Performances from an Exciting Year

by Quentin Blount

As we look back on the show after Tuesday’s finale, there were some amazing moments and performances this year on season 19 of The Voice.

Perhaps the best moment of all, however, came on Tuesday night. It was 15-year-old Carter Rubin on Team Stefani that was crowned the winner of the show.

In what was the final episode of the season, it was Team Blake Shelton vs. Team Gwen Stefani. The singers for the two teams battled it out including finalists Jim Ranger and Carter Rubin. With Carter taking the win, Stefani was able to defeat her fiancé Blake Shelton for her first win. Last season, Shelton’s artist Todd Tilghman won Season 18 of The Voice.

Shelton is probably a little upset that he didn’t win in back-to-back years. Still though, he congratulated his fiance and her singer Carter Rubin for their victory.

“Congrats on the win @gwenstefani! I’ll let this one slide!” Shelton wrote on Twitter. “@carterjrubin… if anyone beat #TeamBlake, I’m glad it’s you!!!!”

The Voice Team Members and Contestants

The remaining artists for the final episode included Team Blake’s Ian Flanigan and Jim Ranger, Team Legend’s John Holiday, Team Kelly’s Desz, and Team Gwen’s Carter Rubin. However, there were so many talented artists on the show this season. See the full list of contestants from each team below:

Team Blake: Aaron Scott, Ben Allen, Ian Flanigan, Jim Ranger, John Sullivan, Jus Jon, Payton Lamar, Sam Stacy, Taryna Papa, and the group Worth the Wait.

Team Gwen: Carter Rubin, Chloe Hogan, Lain Roy, Larriah Jackson, Lauren Frihauf, Liam St. John, Payge Turner, Ryan Berg, Tori Miller, and Van Andrew.

Team Kelly: Desz, Eli Zamora, Emmalee, Joseph Soul, Kelsie Watts, Madeline Consoer, Marisa Corco, Ryan Gallagher, Skylar Alyvia Mayton, and Tanner Gomes.

Team Legend: Bailey, Rae, Cami Clune, Casme, James Pyle, John Holiday, Julia Cooper Olivia Reyes, Rio Souman, Sid Kingsley, and Tamara Jade.

Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend returned as coaches on the show for their nineteenth, sixth, and fourth seasons, respectively. Stefani rejoined the panel for her fifth season after being replaced by Nick Jonas in season 18. Meanwhile, Carson Daly returned for his nineteenth season as host.

Team Gwen’s Most Emotional Performance

The Voice coaches Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson experienced all the feels while watching a recent knockout round performance.

The emotions got super intense when Team Gwen contestant Carter Rubin and Chloé Hogan took the stage during a knockout round a couple of weeks ago. Just as he was wrapping up his moving rendition of “You Say” by Lauren Daigle, the 14-year-old artist made Clarkson choke up. She told the singer that she was on the verge of bursting into tears.

“Carter, I thought my makeup artist was gonna have to come out here and fix everything that’s happening to me right now,” she explained. “That’s like a finale performance. It broke me in the most amazing of ways. And I’m still, like, about to cry about it.”

From there, Hogan wowed both Stefani and Clarkson as well with her powerful take on SWV’s “Weak.” By the end of the performance, Gwen was shouting from her seat that she was “gonna cry right now!”

Team Blake’s Most Awe-Inspiring Performance

Jim Ranger of Team Blake closed out the first of the two-part finale on Monday night’s The Voice. And he did so with an incredible performance of “With a Little Help From My Friends, the Joe Cocker classic.

The pastor from Bakersfield, California performed and unquestionably caught the attention of Kelly Clarkson. She couldn’t help but gush over Ranger’s spectacular rendition of the classic song.

“That was your best performance of this show,” Clarkson complimented. “That felt like it could have been your original. It was so well-suited to your voice, to the moment, great job!”

Ranger’s coach Blake Shelton went as far as to compare Ranger to a chart-topping country singer.

“There was a guy in country music named John Berry that we haven’t heard on country radio in a long time and that’s the only other person I can think of that are similar to,” he shared. “If country music ends up being the lane you want to stay in, I know there’s a place for you on country radio.”

Ranger auditioned for The Voice with a cover of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” He also went on to perform songs by Tim McGraw and Lee Brice throughout season 19.

Season 20 of The Voice will be coming in 2021 on NBC.