Tuesday night’s season finale of The Voice featured a set of high-profile guest performances, but none were quite as mesmerizing as Missy Elliott, who basically staged a live version of the “WTF (Where They From)” music video.
A sort of mini-event unto itself, Elliott’s performance included familiar (but not identical) moves and clothes, children dancing, the infamous shiny, mirror-laden suit from the video and, of course, the live debut of the Missy Elliott and Pharrell puppets. (Pharrell, who was a judge this season, joined Elliott on stage as well.)
Other performances on the two-hour event included Justin Bieber, Coldplay, The Weeknd and Sam Hunt. A few artists also came on to join the show’s contestants for final-night duets, including Ricky Skaggs, who performed “Country Boy” with runner-up Emily Ann Roberts, and rotating judge Usher, who sang David Guetta’s “Without You” with season 9 winner Jordan Smith.
Here are a few highlights from the show, starting with Missy, of course:
The Weeknd singing “The Hills,” “Earned it” and “Can’t Feel My Face”:
The Voice season 9 winner Jordan Smith and Usher, singing David Guetta’s “Without You”:
The Voice season 9 runner-up Emily Ann Roberts and Ricy Skaggs, singing Skagg’s “Country Boy”: