Season 18 of NBC’s The Voice wrapped last night with a two-hour finale, featuring plenty of special appearances. Highlights included judge Nick Jonas debuting a new solo single, while legendary rock band Bon Jovi offered a remote performance of ‘Limitless’.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the show seamlessly combined over 20 remote live-streams to create the music-filled show. The Top 5 contestants each performed duets with their individual coaches, including Thunderstorm Artis, who teamed up with Nick Jonas for a moving rendition of Phil Collins’ ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’.
Jonas also unveiled a fresh solo track and video for ‘Until We Meet Again’, which paid tribute to healthcare workers. The judge also broadcast his new music video with the Jonas Brothers for ‘X’, featuring Karol G.
Blake Shelton, whose contestant Todd Tilghman was named the Season 18 winner, performed his chart-topping single ‘Nobody But You’ with Gwen Stefani in support of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. John Legend sang hit ‘All Of Me’ in tribute to the nurses at LA’s St. Francis Medical Center, while Kelly Clarkson sang her newest single, the multilingual ‘I Dare You’.
Fan favourites from past seasons, including Lauren Duski, Jacob Maxwell, Mike Jerel, and last season’s winner, Jake Hoot, sang a group rendition of ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’. Lady Antebellum also joined the broadcast, performing their song ‘Champagne Night’.
Bon Jovi’s upbeat ‘Limitless’ marks the second single off the band’s forthcoming 15th studio album, Bon Jovi: 2020. The anthemic song follows ‘Unbroken’, written to honour American military veterans, while also touching upon the harsh realities of life with PTSD.
Originally scheduled for a 15 May release date, Bon Jovi: 2020 has been postponed until the autumn in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In the meantime, frontman Jon Bon Jovi has been doing his part to support a variety of causes amid the pandemic. Most recently the artist appeared on Monday’s A Night Of Covenant House Stars. The broadcast, which featured performances by Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick, among others, benefitted Covenant House, an organisation which supports at-risk and homeless youth in the Americas.