The Voice Coach Ariana Grande Bids Farewell and Thanks Her Team

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 8 Results" Episode 2118B -- Pictured: Ariana Grande -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Pictured: Ariana Grande — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Newbie The Voice coach Ariana Grande lost her last The Voice artists when Jim and Sasha Allen were eliminated Tuesday night. Blake Shelton (Wendy Moten, Paris Winningham) and Kelly Clarkson (Girl Named Tom, Hailey Mia) each have two acts competing for the crown in next week’s finale, while John Legend has one (Jershika Maple). (Read our Recap).

After the live show Tuesday night, Ariana posted a note on Instagram, thanking her team and cheering on their future endeavors. Alongside a photo of her message, the coach posted the Instagram handles of every artist she coached, including Hailey Mia who is in the Final Five for Team Kelly. 

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“It is a season wrap for team ariana!” she wrote. “I AM BURSTING with pride for jim and sasha and all of everyone from #teamariana … to have met and worked with such brilliant artists is the greatest gift and honor of all of this. I can’t believe there wasn’t a time I didn’t know you all.”

Ariana continued, “It’s truly just the beginning for all of these brilliant humans. i’ll be here always. thank you for enriching my life in ways I can’t even attempt to articulate. your presence and this whole experience has brought so much joy and fulfillment creatively and personally.”

“tonight we celebrate !!!” you and your brilliance and hard work,” she gushed. The coach sympathized with her team members. “Not one moment of this has been easy on any of you mentally, physically, vocally.” But there is reason to look toward the future. “Here’s to a gorgeous new chapter for you all. thank you for changing my life for the better. #teamariana4lifeandwhatevercomesafter.”

(Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Ariana thanks fans for embracing her team members. “and thank you SO MUCH to those of you who have been so kind to and supportive of my team during this insane and beautiful and incredibly challenging ride. truly. it’s all i see. LOVE and appreciate you so so much.”

“please do me a favor and follow these incredible artists to keep up with their work !”


Now that the season is over for Ariana, she will have to content herself with cheering on her former team member, Hailey Mia

Ariana made a bunch of rookie mistakes as a first time coach. She seemed to choose team members based on who and what she liked, with little strategy involved. If she returns to the panel next fall, there has to be less crying and more strategizing. Yes Ariana, you may have to cut an act like Jim and Sasha Allen sooner rather than later, no matter how much you like them and relate to them on a personal level.  Ask the canny players Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson. They’ll tell you…


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