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Watch Coach Alicia Keys Perform A Stunning Duet With 'Voice' Star Wé McDonald

What a way to end the season.

Monday night marked the first part of the season 11 finale of The Voice. The final four contestants performed three songs each, including a duet with their coach. Seventeen-year-old Wé McDonald, who has been a frontrunner since the start of the season, sang Stevie Wonder's version of "Ave Maria" with her coach Alicia Keys, just in time for Christmas.

Wé and Alicia began the performance at individual pianos, backed up by an orchestra and a children's choir. They eventually stood up together and let their strong voices shine. Wé even showed off her higher register, something we typically only hear in her speaking voice.

After the performance, Wé reacted on Twitter to being on stage with her mentor.


Alicia has been incredibly supportive of Wé's talent since her blind audition, when Wé revealed she had been bullied. "I don't want you to be like anybody else," Alicia told her. "You were born to show people what love sounds like."

Wé also delivered two other performances during the finale. One was a cover of Barbra Streisand's "Don't Rain on My Parade," and the other was an original song called "Wishes," for which she also released a music video. We'll find out tonight whether Wé will be this season's Voice champion. Either way, she's had an incredible journey.

Watch Wé and Alicia's stunning performance in the video below:

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