Kelsea Ballerini Shares the Stage with Kenzie Wheeler For Stunning ‘Half of My Hometown’ Performance on ‘The Voice’ Finale

Kelsea Ballerini delivered a gorgeous rendition of her latest single, “Half of My Hometown,” during The Voice finale on Tuesday…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 25, 2021


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Kelsea Ballerini delivered a gorgeous rendition of her latest single, “Half of My Hometown,” during The Voice finale on Tuesday evening (May 25). 

After filling in for coach Kelly Clarkson earlier in the season, Ballerini made her return to the popular singing competition for a stellar performance of the emotional tune. 

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Ballerini pulled out all the stops for her performance, which began in what appeared to be a bedroom. She then made her way to a dressing room before taking to the main stage to finish the performance.

The country superstar even invited Team Kelly finalist Kenzie Wheeler to fill in for Kenny Chesney, who duets with her on the recorded version of the song. 

The two-night season finale of The Voice also featured performances from Lauren Daigle, Ben Platt, Justin Bieber, Thomas Rhett and OneRepublic. 

Additionally, the star-studded lineup included several collaborations, including Gwen Stefani & Saweetie, Maroon 5 with Megan Thee Stallion, Snoop Dogg featuring DJ Battlecat as well as The Voice finalists paired with their superstar coaches for one-of-a-kind duets.

Hosted by Carson Daly, the two-night season finale of The Voice aired live Monday and Tuesday, May 24-25, at 8/7c on NBC.

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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.