Chris Blue, Usher team up for moving version of REM song in 'Voice' finale

The Knoxville singer will perform "Everybody Hurts" by REM with Usher on The Voice finale. He feels the song is appropriate for where we are in the world today

LOS ANGELES - Knoxville singer Chris Blue and superstar performer Usher sang a moving version of REM's "Everybody Hurts" on the finale of NBC's "The Voice".

In introducing the song, Voice host Carson Daly told the audience the song was meant to life up those struggling after Monday night's bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

The voices of Blue and Usher soared as they sang first individually and then in unison.

At the end of Tuesday night's two-hour finale, the winner of this season's "Voice" will be announced on WBIR. Blue is among four finalists.

Earlier today, for the second week in a row, Blue got two songs in the Top 10 on iTunes. 

Blue's original song Money on You secured the number three overall spot on the Top 200 Singles Chart and the number one ranking for R&B Soul songs.

His cover of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation came in at number eight overall and number top for R&B Soul. 

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Because Blue's songs were in the top ten when voting closed at noon on Tuesday, he'll receive an "iTunes Bonus," which multiplies those downloads by five. 

Each artist in The Voice Top 4 had at least one song in the top 10 this week, but Blue and Lauren Duski were the only ones with two songs. 


Duski took the number one and number two overall spots with her original song Deja Vu and her cover of The Dance. 

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