With less than 24 hours ahead of the Season 11 finale of "The Voice", NBC announced via a press release Monday that Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande will join the singing competition's final lineup of guest performers.
The duo will be on hand at Universal Studios Hollywood to perform "Faith", their lead single from the upcoming animated film "Sing," which you can listen to now by using the media player included with this article. It's another instance of cross-promotion as "Sing" hails from DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures, the latter of which is a sister company to NBCUniversal.
But they also help to bolster a roster of guest stars that is smaller than "The Voice" has had for past season finales. Prior to Monday, the show had announced just three musical guests - Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd - for Tuesday's two-hour Season 11 live finale results show. Both Mars and The Weeknd will be repeat guests. Grande is also a returning artist, having performed a medley of songs with Christina Aguilera six months ago after plans for a holographic version of Whitney Houston were nixed, but Wonder will be making his first appearance on "The Voice."
His music, however, has been heard quite a bit throughout the last eleven seasons of "The Voice." During Season 9's live playoffs Team Pharrell's Evan McKeel covered "Overjoyed", while in Season 10's knockout rounds earlier this year Team Christina's Malik Heard sung "Isn't She Lovely", and most notably the show's four coaches made "I Wish" their coaches' performance eight months ago. So perhaps it's only fitting that Wonder has made his way to the show himself.
Per NBC's press release "The Voice" also won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Reality Competition Series on Sunday, to go along with the show's three Primetime Emmy Awards. Capping off Season 11 with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Sting is certainly a way to celebrate and to end the current cycle on a high note - before the series makes a quick turnaround to begin Season 12 in February.
"The Voice" Season 11 finale airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. on NBC.