Blake Shelton and Team Blake member Paris Winningham joined forces on The Voice Season 21 finale on Tuesday (Dec. 14) for a performance of “Love Train.”
Dressed to the nines and accompanied by backup singers who danced in sync to the music, Shelton and Winningham delivered a memorable performance that allowed their friendship to take center stage.
Their performance concluded with a hug as the in-studio audience cheered them on.
Co-written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, “Love Train” is a chart-topping hit by The O’Jays. The song is credited as one of the first songs of Disco Music and appears as the last song on their album, Back Stabbers.
Recorded in Philadelphia at Sigma Sound Studio, “Love Train” was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2006.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 15, 2021
Throughout the season, Winningham performed covers of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Lonestar and more.
“Obviously, you just raked in millions of votes, but you also just sold millions of tickets for concerts that you haven’t even booked yet,” Shelton told Winningham following his performance on night one of the finale.
Watch their performance of “Love Train”
The Voice Season 21 finale also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande with Kid Cudi, Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez, Tori Kelly with Keke Palmer and Walker Hayes.
Additionally, the Top 5 competitors — Girl Named Tom, Jershika Maple, Wendy Moten and Hailey Mia — performed alongside their coaches, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
The Voice aired on Monday Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. PT/ET and Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on NBC.