It may have been the season finale of The Voice, but Cher‘s first live performance in five years seemed to be the real main event.
The singer debuted her new single, “Woman’s World,” off her upcoming album Closer To The Truth (out September 24). The upcoming release will be her first in 12 years.
Wearing a neon pink faux-hawk wig that many thought was actually a bird, Cher strutted her stuff in a bondage-style bustier and skinny, skinny leggings as she sang her heart out for the ladies. Strobe lights pulsated along to the song’s electronic beats as a team of female back-up dancers helped add a little energy to the performance. Watch the clip below.
The performance wasn’t without its hiccups; Cher seemed a little off tempo while singing the chorus. Even the singer took to Twitter to address some of the technical problems on the song.
Just btwn us I was nervous.My Throats been sore,think it’s allergies. Last night, may not have been Best Tech performance,but My💓was in it
— Cher (@cher) June 19, 2013
No matter its problems though, the song, written and produced by Paul Oakenfield, is bound to be a hit in the clubs, picking up where Cher’s 1998 mega-hit single “Believe” left off.
But the night was certainly not all about Cher; it was about crowning the season 4 winner.
After a slew of performances from OneRepublic, Bruno Mars, Bob Seger, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Pitbull with Christina Aguilera (who’s returning to her judge’s chair next season), it was birthday boy Blake Shelton and his mentee, Danielle Bradbery who earned the top prize. This is Shelton’s third win in a row.
The 16-year-old country singer, who performed Hunter Hayes‘ latest single “I Want Crazy” alongside the singer himself, thanked her coach for all his help.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best @blakeshelton Team Blake is like a family and we love ya coach!!!! Thank you for everything!!
— Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) June 18, 2013
Shelton shared his excitement as well. His, of course, had a few more expletives.
Holy shit balls!!!! I love y’all!!!!!! Congrats @DBradbery !!!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 19, 2013
Below, watch the Voice performances from Hayes, Mars, OneRepublic, Seger, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, and Pitbull with X-tina. A number of them dueted with the show’s finalists.