‘The Voice’ Finale Recap: The Season 23 Winner Is Revealed & Blake Shelton Says Goodbye

A new champion of 'The Voice' has been crowned after the 'closest margin of victory' in the show's history!

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The Voice season 23 finale is going to be one to remember. Not only will the winner be revealed, but it also happens to be Blake Shelton’s final episode. After 23 seasons, Blake is putting down his cowboy hat as a coach. He’s got two artists in the finale: Grace West and NOIVAS.

Blake gets an amazing welcome into the finale. Blake’s pal and former Voice coach Adam Levine gives him a hug when he hits the stage. “I love you very much and have a great show. I love that I’m here. The band’s here. You look great. God, what else is there to say?” Adam says. Blake replies, “More! There’s more to say.” Blake and Adam sit next to each other as fellow OG coach CeeLo Green performs with Voice alums Chloe Kohanski, Cam Anthony, Bodie, and Wendy Moten.

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Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Niall Horan, and Chance the Rapper are your ‘Voice’ season 23 coaches. (NBC)

Niall Horan takes the stage with his singer, Gina Miles. They sing a gorgeous duet of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” They share an adorable high-five and hug after the performance. Blake and NOIVAS perform a heartfelt duet of Blake’s hit “Home.” Toosii performed his hit “Favorite Song,” and Diplo was joined by Lily Rose to sing “Sad in the Summer.”

Gwen Stefani couldn’t attend the live finale, but she sent a touching video about falling in love with her now-husband Blake on the set of The Voice. “When I first came on the show, our lives were having this parallel destruction happening, and then the next thing you know, Blake and I are becoming besties and falling in love,” Gwen said. “To find my soulmate, it’s hard for me even to talk about it without getting emotional.”

Kelly Clarkson and D.Smooth make beautiful music together singing Joji’s “Slow Dancing in the Dark.” Chance the Rapper teams up with Sorelle for a stunning performance of “Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps. Blake performs for the final time on The Voice with Grace, the last artist he pressed his red button for during the Blinds. They sing a terrific duet of Blake’s song “Lonely Tonight.”

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Gina Miles was named the winner of ‘The Voice’ season 23. (NBC)

Adam returns to the stage to perform his new single “Middle Ground” with Maroon 5. Ahead of the live results, Team Blake artists from seasons past perform “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” in honor of Blake’s last show. Blake is overwhelmed by the surprise performance and takes a moment to hug everyone.

The top 5 take the stage before the results are revealed. The artist in fifth place is NOIVAS. The finalist in fourth place is Sorelle! D.Smooth comes in third place. It’s down to Grace West and Gina Miles. Host Carson Daly reveals that this is the closest margin of victory in The Voice history. The winner of The Voice season 23 is… GINA MILES! Team Niall for the win!

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