Team Reba Sweep! Asher HaVon WINS The Voice, Josh Sanders 2nd Place

Reba McEntire, Asher HaVon - The Voice 25 Finale
Pictured: (l-r) Reba McEntire, Asher HaVon — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Team Reba McEntire’s Asher HaVon Wins The Voice Season 25

The Voice wrapped up Season 25 with a two-part finale on Monday and Tuesday night with Monday night being the performance night and Tuesday night delivering results, duets with coaches, and performances from guests. Asher HaVon, a dynamic 31-year-old vocalist from Selma, Alabama won the title for Team Reba McEntire.

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Aside from Asher, The Top 5 was made up of Josh Sanders, also from Team Reba, Team John Legend’s Bryan Olesen and Nathan Chester, and Team Dan + Shay’s Karen Waldrup. In the end, Team Reba took home the championship and runner-up spots with Asher topping fellow teammate Josh Sanders.

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Asher Has His “Last Dance” on The Voice

For his final performance on Monday, Asher took on the iconic disco hit, “Last Dance” by Donna Summer for his uptempo number. In the package for this performance, he wrote a letter to music which was his biggest inspiration (as did the other finalists for their greatest inspirations). He remembers how shy he was growing up until he got his first musical theater role in 7th grade. He says “being around so many talented, gifted artists has truly humbled me.” He continued calling his coach Reba “a second mother”.

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Pictured: Asher HaVon — (Photo by: Griffin Nagel/NBC)

The performance starts slow as he hits some impressive adlibs at the start of the performance. It’s captivating, featuring some of the best vocals of the season. As it speeds up, Asher doesn’t miss a beat even though the song is a mouthful. The slow part was the most impressive, but nevertheless it takes a ton of talent to nail the other parts of the difficult song and Asher succeeded on those parts.

John says, “this disco dance” lane is one he should consider. Reba says he had a “blast” with this performance.

Asher Closes The Show with Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You”

Prior to his closing performance on Monday, Asher and Reba relive his The Voice journey. She was “thrilled to death” when he picked her, Reba states. Asher says, “Reba helped me just really get in touch with some emotions I had buried for a long time.” They specifically talk about his breakout moment with “Unbreak My Heart” in the Knockouts. They chat about how he hasn’t performed with a wig since Top 12, and we learn he has worn a wig since he was 17. Asher is singing “I Will Always Love You” for Reba as he will always cherish his time with her. She wants him to “start out simple” and build the dynamics.

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Pictured: Asher HaVon — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Asher starts quiet as advised by Reba. He hits some very pretty runs and flourishes in the verse. And then the curtain behind him goes up as his voice catapults on the chorus showcasing his big range. He hits the transitions beautifully in the song as they are very tough to pull off. It’s a well-done version of a song I don’t typically like hearing as it’s a tall task for any singer, even some very accomplished ones.

Chance The Rapper believes Asher deserves to win the whole show, declaring him “the best vocalist”. Reba says Asher using his “god-gifted talent” makes her “proud.”

Asher Duets with Reba on Patti Labelle’s “On My Own”

Reba has been waiting to sing with Asher all season, she says. Fans get to see some moments they shared throughout the season. They joke about her calling him a “showdog.” Reba has sung Patti Labelle’s “On My Own” with Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, and Linda Davis, but this time she tackles the song with Asher.

The song is a good choice for the two as it shows off Asher’s R&B vibe, as well as Reba’s soulful country sound. It’s a big vocal and the two blend beautifully. It’s a great way to wrap up Asher’s run.

Asher Wins The Voice season 25

Asher won with Josh Sanders as runner-up. Bryan Olesen placed 3rd, Nathan Chester 4th, and Karen Waldrup 5th. It is a great narrative going into next season, that now Reba is the one to beat, as she is the only one who will return for Season 26 with former coach from past seasons, Gwen Stefani, and new coaches, Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg.

Reba McEntire, Asher HaVon - The Voice 25 Final
Pictured: (l-r) Reba McEntire, Asher HaVon — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
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