Carter Rubin Stuns With Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ on ‘The Voice’ Finale

The Voice finale kicked off with a bang on Monday evening as 15-year-year old Carter Rubin took the stage to deliver…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 14, 2020


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Carter Rubin and Gwen Stefani; Photo Courtesy of NBC

The Voice finale kicked off with a bang on Monday evening as 15-year-year old Carter Rubin took the stage to deliver an incredible rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.”

Rubin, who is the last contestant remaining on Team Gwen, reflected on his Voice journey prior to his performance and thanked coach Gwen Stefani for standing by his side along the way.

“It’s not about the endpoint, it’s about the journey getting there,” Rubin said of the advice Stefani gave him during the season, adding, “This has been the time of my life.”

Stefani, who is preparing to wrap her fifth season as a coach on the popular singing competition, told him, “You might be the reason I win for the first time.”

Rubin took the stage to perform “The Climb” while backed by a full band and was surrounded by giant fluffy clouds as fog rose from the stage.

His stunning performance received a standing ovation from Stefani and Blake Shelton.

“Carter, I gotta say, even though I’m supposed to be your competition over here, I’ve never felt that way,” Shelton shared. “This has been a tough year for everybody in the world and to be able to end this year and sit in this chair and listen to somebody with your talent, your heart…I’m a fan man.”

Stefani, who was often moved to tears over Rubin’s performances, told him, “My heart is still beating out of my chest with nerves…you’re unbelievable, you’re just so calm and it feels like you’re just meant to be doing this.”

Fans can vote for Carter Rubin by visiting the official The Voice voting website, casting a vote via The Voice‘s official app or voting from their Google Assistant. There is a limit of 10 votes per artist per method.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.