Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars Set to Perform on The Voice Finale

Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and The Killers are set to perform on next Tuesday’s The Voice finale.

Read the press release below:


New Season Champion Also Will Be Crowned in Live, Two-hour Show on December 18

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 12, 2012 – NBC announced a star-powered marquee of guest stars for the live, two-hour finale for its third cycle on Tuesday, December 18 (8-10 p.m. ET) with Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and The Killers set to perform. The finale that night will conclude when a new champion is crowned.

In addition, “The Voice” season finale will have other surprise guest performers to be announced later.

The series’ musician coaches are Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton

Rihanna will sing her hit song “Diamonds” while Clarkson will perform one of her latest singles from her “Greatest Hits” album in “Catch My Breath.” The Killers will be singing their hit “Runaways” and Mars will debut “When I Was Your Man” from his sophomore album “Unorthodox Jukebox.”

Rihanna made pop music history when “Unapologetic,” her seventh studio album in seven years for Island Def Jam, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, the first #1 Soundscan album of her career. “Unapologetic’s” arrival built on the success of “Diamonds,” Rihanna’s record-breaking 12th Hot 100 #1 hit. Rihanna has six Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, six American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, and the hard-earned title of Facebook’s most-liked public figure with 62 million likes to her name. She was also named the world’s #1 social media star by Forbes, with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, and over 26 million Twitter followers.

Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Clarkson has released five studio albums (“Thankful,” “Breakaway,” “My December,” “All I Ever Wanted” and “Stronger”), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson’s most recent effort “Stronger” debuted at #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart. The album is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and produced the smash singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which marks Clarkson’s ninth and 10th Top 10 hit. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks (three weeks total) marking her third #1 on the Hot 100 chart after 2002’s “A Moment Like This” and 2009’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Clarkson was recently a mentor on ABC’s “Duets” as well as a guest mentor for Team Blake on “The Voice.” She was recently nominated for a 2012 CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. She recently released “Greatest Hits – Chapter 1” on November 19, which features three new tracks as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date. In addition, Clarkson was recently nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Mars is a 14-time Grammy Award nominee who has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and has one billion views on YouTube. His debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” was released in October 2010 and has been certified 40-times platinum worldwide. The album, which was named, “the year’s finest pop debut: 10 near-perfect songs” by Rolling Stone, included the 12-time platinum blockbuster single “Just the Way You Are,” which hit #1 in multiple countries across the globe and won the critically acclaimed artist a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” claimed two additional hit singles, the 10-time platinum “Grenade” and six-time platinum “The Lazy Song.”

Mars has also received the ASCAP Song of the Year for “Just the Way You Are,” a BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist, an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. His latest single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” from his sophomore album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” is proving to be yet another sensation for Mars, currently sitting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the artist’s fourth #1. “Unorthodox Jukebox” is receiving rave reviews from critics, noted by Rolling Stone as “a record that makes the competition sound sad and idea-starved by comparison,” and named Mars a “master song-crafter.” Entertainment Weekly lists the album at #1 on this week’s Must List, claiming Mars “aims his croon at a range of targets — reggae, soul, Prince-inspired pop – and hits the mark every time,” while Billboard says the “boldly ambitious and gloriously irreverent ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ is made for – and gets better with – as many repeat plays as you can manage.”

The Killers are a Las Vegas-based, four-piece band who formed in 2002 featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received numerous accolades for its artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy Award nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards, BRIT Awards and more. They have sold over 14 million albums worldwide; their first album, “Hot Fuss,” was released in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The band toured for two years straight behind “Hot Fuss,” playing more than 400 shows, and eventually returned to Vegas to begin to work on the follow-up album with legendary producers Alan Moulder and Flood. The result, a love letter of sorts to their hometown, is titled “Sam’s Town,” was released in 2006 and spent 42 weeks on the Billboard Top 200.

Their third studio album, “Day & Age,” was released to widespread critical praise in 2008. The following tour saw the band headlining two of America’s most prestigious festivals, Lollapalooza and Coachella, as well as selling out Madison Square Garden for the third time. The Killers released their newest album, “Battle Born,” in September 2012. Critically acclaimed upon its release, “Battle Born,” like its namesake and the band that created it, is an album that does not back down from its own strengths.

The Killers have appeared three times on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” in addition to performances on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” among others.

“The Voice” is a presentation of One Three Media (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

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  • Tuki

    Wow! Great lineup… Really looking forward to it.

  • 1Can

    Really great lineup. I had stopped watching The Voice but will be watching for sure.

  • hillstreetblooz


    O/ Kellyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    I haven’t watched 1 episode of this show, but nothing will keep me from this finale… Bruno Mars and Kelly? Effing awesome.

  • sweetmm

    This season’s result shows had been great and I’m pretty sure they’ll deliver the main result show brilliantly :)

  • EH

    Wow, this will be even better than last night’s 1-2-3 punch of Juliet Simms, Chris Mann and Raelynn!  

  • Klaine

    Shows how big the voice has gotten that they got some a listers there. Wonder who’ll do xf

    I always look forward to duets with today’s major stars… And keep wondering what happens if a13yo who sings older ballads wins .. how do you market a girl whose never sang an upbeat pop song

  • roarpen

    I’m most looking forward to The Killers out of that line-up. Good for Kelley though.

  • Van

    Always enjoying seeing Kelly on tv :) She’ll also be singing “Catch My Breath” on VH1 Divas this Sunday! 

  • stargazed

    BRUNOOOOOOOO!!!!  I love his laid-back style!

  • arkboy

    Perhaps only Clay has divorced himself form Idol more than Kelly Clarkson. She seems to be more than willing to slap the face of the show that gave her a start. She is never asked back unless it is for a finale & all the winners are there & if she is asked to perform anywhere it is on another competing show. It all began when she booted her management contract with 19. They no longer have an incentive to promote her so she dangles.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What an amazing lineup! Especially looking forward to Kelly and Bruno, two of my favorite performers.

  • mmb

    I don’t think Kelly is at all “divorced” from Idol.  Kelly has performed on Idol many times on non-finale nights.  She didn’t perform this past season but the season prior she sang her duet with Jason Aldean; she sang MLWSWY another season and I’m quite sure there were other appearances — all occuring after she left 19M. 

  • windmills

    arkboy: Perhaps only Clay has divorced himself form Idol more than Kelly Clarkson. She seems to be more than willing to slap the face of the show that gave her a start. She is never asked back unless it is for a finale & all the winners are there & if she is asked to perform anywhere it is on another competing show. It all began when she booted her management contract with 19. They no longer have an incentive to promote her so she dangles.

    Kelly was originally scheduled to perform on AI s11 (not sure what happened there) and like mmb says she performed Don’t You Wanna Stay with Jason Aldean on AI during s10. That’s just the last 2 seasons. Kelly also said her manager Narvel gave AI a heads up before taking on The Voice coaching gig. Meanwhile AI is only too happy to continue touting her many accomplishments as a reflection of the talent this show has discovered.

    Too, if you read the prologue and epilogue of Kelly’s Greatest Hits liner notes (which Kelly wrote), there are prominent mentions of how much AI meant for her. 

    I appreciate AI alums who are loyalists to the show. Kelly may not be a loyalist since she’s done other singing shows but, as much as she’s mentioned Idol in this 10th year since she won (she even tweeted on her Idol winning anniversary to celebrate it), there’s definitely no “divorce”. Besides, Idol isn’t even on the air right now.

  • Axxxel

    Adam Lambert (Season 8 American Idol) gives lots of praise to American Idol and he performed in the finale of the Voice in China in 2012, and on the X-factor in Australia and Finland in 2010…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, and Kelly Clarkson was on another continent during her  world tour when they asked another American Idol (AI) alumi to be a mentor on the AI show in Season 9.