'The Voice' season 14, episode 26 recap and performances

Another season of "The Voice" came to an end on Tuesday, with the NBC singing competition announcing who won "The Voice" season 14. Who was the winner and who was the winning coach? Which of the two-hour final episode's many guest performances was the most memorable? Here are the highlights music fans need to know from Tuesday's "Voice" finale:

1) Who won season 14?

The ending of "The Voice" season 14 couldn't have been scripted better. Things came down to Team Kelly's Brynn Cartelli and Team Alicia's Britton Buchanan, with perpetual winner Blake Shelton finding his two finalists Kyla Jade and Spensha Baker sitting in third and fourth place respectively. In the end, Cartelli upset Alicia Keys' finalist to take the victory; you can watch her being revealed as the winner by playing the video above. She may not have been a favorite from the start, but Brynn improved throughout and won America over. And how much of an awesome coincidence is it that Kelly Clarkson won "The Voice" in her first season as a coach? That will certainly make audiences interested in her coming back next year!

2) Jennifer Hudson's performance

Speaking of returns, NBC brought back Jennifer Hudson on Tuesday, which helped drum up excitement about her returning as a coach next season. But that wasn't the only reason to have her there: Team Blake finalist Kyla Jade had been a backup singer for Hudson before she auditioned for "The Voice." In Tuesday's finale, the two performed together again with their version of "I Know Where I've Been." Hudson hasn't been the most popular of "Voice" coaches, but it was great to see her reunited with a former colleague and to see how happy she was for Kyla's success on the show. Watch their performance by clicking the link above.

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3) The last winner returns

Even though Blake didn't add another "Voice" victory to his lengthy resume, he still had reason to celebrate on Tuesday: his winner from last season, Chloe Kohanski, came back to the show for the second time. She performed her new single "Come So Far" and you can watch her performance by clicking the link above. Kohanski hasn't changed that much since she was on "The Voice," but music fans have to remember that she only won season 13 back in December! It's only been a few months. She's still working on new music, so will Chloe have her full album out by the time that Brynn Cartelli is returning for her post-victory performance next fall? Maybe they could even perform together! But it's important that "The Voice" hasn't forgotten its winners.

"The Voice" season 15 premieres in September on NBC. "Voice" fans can get tickets to see Adam Levine and Maroon 5 live through AXS by using the links below:

Sept. 9 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (Click here for tickets)