On Tuesday night (Dec. 14), the grand finale of season 21 of NBC’s smash reality competition show, The Voice, was broadcast around the world. Fan-favorites Girl Named Tom—a sibling trio beloved for their rich harmonies—took home the big prize, but not before some world-class guests stopped by for some equally world-class performances… including country star, Walker Hayes.
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No stranger to the life of “luxury” on the international stage, Hayes, of course, played his hit song, “Fancy Like.”
Surrounded by his band—set up on a stage that looked like it could’ve been just at home in some smokey Nashville bar—Hayes’ carefree vibes illuminated the room with an uplifting, easy-going feeling. Accompanied by a crew of country-fied backup dancers, when he hit the uber-catchy chorus, it became a full-fledged, modern honky tonkin’ time.
“Fancy Like” itself has taken on a life of its own since it first became a viral phenomenon on TikTok (in part thanks to a catchy dance Hayes’ daughter came up with). Since it was officially released in August 2021, it’s gone on to have a massive effect—beyond reaching No. 1 on the country charts, it was remixed in September with a new feature from Kesha and was responsible for the return of the Oreo shake at Applebees.
Other than Hayes, a whole slew of performances made the grand finale episode an incredible affair. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande (who served as a coach), Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, and more all made appearances. Read more coverage about The Voice HERE.
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