Clarkson, an on-again, off-again Voice coach, will return to the show to perform her seasonal single “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me”; while the album version of that track is a duet with fellow former Voice coach Ariana Grande, Clarkson will sing it solo on the Dec. 13 episode.
Maluma will deliver his latest hit, “Junio,” while OneRepublic will perform “I Ain’t Worried,” and Lambert will cover Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.” Season 22’s Final Four — Omar Jose Cardona, Baryden Lape, Bryce Leatherwood, and Morgan Myles — will likely also perform during the finale.
“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after Season 23,” Shelton said in a statement. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people; you are the best.”
Clarkson will return as coach for Season 23, alongside Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan.