Season 21 of The Voice came to an end with an explosive two-part finale airing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, and Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Following a string of performances by Coldplay, BTS, Walker Hayes, Jennifer Lopez (who took over the stage to perform "On My Way" to promote her new movie, Marry Me), and others, it was time for The Voice host Carson Daly to announce the winner. Who secured the record deal and the $100,000 cash prize?
And the winner of Season 21 of 'The Voice' is ...
Girl Named Tom was the first act to perform as part of the Blind Auditions. A real force to be reckoned with, they dominated the competition ever since they took over the stage to deliver a breathtaking rendition of Crosby, Stills, and Nash's belter, "Helplessly Hoping."
Wendy Moten came in second place.
Wendy Moten, a one-time Michael Bolton collaborator, finished on a high note as a silver medalist. But some of her supporters weren't content with the decision, heading over to Twitter to demand an immediate recount.
"I was already mad about Jershika, Hailey, and Paris being out, and I said, 'If Wendy doesn’t win this I’m out.' As soon as they said Girl Named Tom, I turned off my TV," tweeted @foryoudemitria.
"The Voice producers defo rigged the votes when Jershika, Jeremy, and Holly ended up in the bottom three, and now you're telling me Girl Named Tom supposedly won it over Wendy, Jershika, Hailey Mia?" tweeted @gwsjosh.
Paris Winningham came in third.
One of the fiercest performers appearing on Season 21 of The Voice, Paris cemented himself as a fan-favorite with soul-stirring renditions of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Lonestar's "Amazed," and others.
Hailey Mia, the child prodigy who entered the contest aged 13, proved over and over again that she has a wealth of talent and an unmatched stage presence. She finished in fourth place. Jershika Maple came in fifth, leaving a handful of The Voice viewers crying foul.
"You are kidding me. Jershika fifth and Hailey Mia fourth? They were robbed," tweeted @pugsunflowers.
Keke Palmer, Tori Kelly, and BTS were just some of the stars performing on the second part of 'The Voice' Live Finale.
Season 21 of The Voice went out with a bang. The second part of the Live Finale featured guest performances by Coldplay and BTS (the latter of whom appeared via a holographic display for "My Universe"), Walker Hayes, who knocked it out of the park with "Fancy Like," and Keke Palmer and Tori Kelly, who sang "Christmas Baby (Baby Please Come Home)" to promote their forthcoming movie, "Sing 2." Matthew McConaughey, Nick Kroll, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, and Carrie Underwood were also in attendance.