It was a bittersweet goodbye for “The Cowboy” Tuesday, as retiring unique coach Blake Shelton’s run on The Voice lastly got here to an finish — after, as host Carson Daly worded it, he’d “pushed his button practically 600 instances, coached over 300 artists, worn 210 pairs of shoes, and drunk 100 gallons of no matter is in his cup.”
As Blake ready to abdicate his hydraulic purple throne (making means for his alternative, fellow nation famous person Reba McEntire) on Season 23’s grand finale, Carson rattled off another statistics — unveiling Blake’s retired jean jacket, which was proudly displayed on the Common Studios soundstage’s wall and embroidered with the numbers of Workforce Blake’s 9 profitable seasons.
However on the finish of the historic night time, that jacket remained pinned to the wall. After the closest margin of voting in Voice historical past, Blake really misplaced his farewell season, along with his two finalists, rock ‘n’ soul powerhouse NOIVAS and basic nation crooner Grace West, respectively putting fifth and second.
As an alternative, it was the rookie coach that Blake virtually picked as his successor on the Season 23 premiere, Niall Horan, who received in a torch-passing second, with Workforce Niall indie-pop chanteuse Gina Miles.