Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga perform during the season finale of The Voice, on Dec. 17, 2013.ap/nbc
Tessanne Chin sings during the season finale of The Voice on Dec. 17, 2013.ap/nbc
Singing superstars Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga put any feud rumors to bed when they took to the stage on Tuesday’s “The Voice” finals.
Shocking many music fans, the pop singers teamed up – in matching, iridescent outfits – for Gaga’s “Do What U Want” and they held hands, cuddled, and drank champagne throughout the rest of the performance.
“This is the first time we’ve ever met,” Aguilera told the crowd after their duet. “I just have to say, guys, she’s like the most down to earth, real person that I’ve ever met in this business, and female to female, in this industry it’s really hard to find that kind of a person.”
While the performance was epic just by those on stage, it was not why people were watching. After weeks of grueling performances, the singing competition came down to three and no one was more surprised by the results that season five winner, Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin.
"It is out of body," Chin said, holding her trophy backstage. "I feel like, is this really happening, you know? This can't be real. Like unbelievable. Unbelievable."
The 28-year-old Kingston native had nearly given up on her dreams before landing a spot on the NBC singing competition. She called the experience "life-changing."
"I was literally at the end of a road, you know, and coming to a place in my life where I was like, am I going to keep doing this and feeling like I'm not getting anywhere? Or am I going to give this another shot? And thank God, thank God I was able to give it another shot," she said.
Chin's coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, was also thankful to add a second win to his resume.
"It feels good man. I like to win. This is fun," Levine said after the show.
Levine's season one mentee Javier Colon was crowned the winner in 2011. Fellow coach and country star Blake Shelton then reigned supreme for the next three seasons.
Levine said he had to change his approach in order to break Shelton's streak — a feat he ranked No. 1 on his list of life achievements.
"In the seasons past where I have kind of fallen short in my opinion, if I'm looking at it analytically, it's by not being able to give enough because I've been super busy," Levine explained. "So I tried to kind of thin things out so I could devote most of my time to just get to know these guys and instill them with the confidence that they needed to win."
Jacquie Lee, 16, from Aguilera's team, came in second while Levine's other contestant, rocker Will Champlin, took third.
Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, Paramore, OneRepublic and Aloe Blacc also performed during the two-hour season finale.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.