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We Can't Help but Feel Inspired by the Final 4 'Voice' Contestants


For the first time in seven seasons, all four coaches on The Voice have a team member in the finale. 

Week 5 of live shows saw the competitor field cut in half, leaving Team Blake’s Ricky Duran, Team Kelly’s Jake Hoot, Team Legend’s Katie Kadan, and Team Gwen’s Rose Short as the final four contestants. Scroll down for a refresher on each of these talented singers.

A closer look at The Voice's final 4:

Season 17’s denouement features a Berklee grad, a single dad, a body positivity activist, and a former corrections guard. Needless to say, they all have fascinating stories to tell.

1. Ricky Duran (Team Blake)

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The 29-year-old, who turned four chairs in the blind auditions with his rendition of Leon Bridges’ "River," heeded his late mother’s advice when it came to choosing a coach. 

"My mom always loved Blake Shelton, and when my mom would say something about something, she was usually right," the Massachusetts native, whose mother passed away from breast cancer earlier this year, told Parade.com

"She’s like, 'Oh, I think he’s a genuine person who’s really nice,'" Ricky recalled. "I think that’s huge as far as having a coach and someone guide you, because you’re putting a lot of faith in them that they’re going to help your career and actually care about you."

Ricky’s top performances: "Let It Be" and "Born Under a Bad Sign."