Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist Hozier performed his hit single "Take Me to Church" on last night's action-packed season finale of NBC's "The Voice." Unlike other guest artists, Hozier did not perform the song with a season 7 finalist. You can watch his live performance of "Take Me to Church" here.
Hozier performed the song with his backing band, and two female back-up singers. The production consisted of a fog covered stage, and neon laser lights. It was a much darker performance than the one he recently had at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Once he finished performing, all four coaches gave him a standing ovation.
The song "Take Me to Church" is the lead single from Hozier's self-titled debut studio album. In support of the album, he will tour North America next spring. You can view a list of his upcoming concerts here.
Earlier this month the song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Song of the Year category. Other songs nominated in that category are Sia's "Chandelier," Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," and Sam Smith's "Stay with Me."
On last night's "The Voice" season 7 finale, country music singer Craig Wayne Boyd won the singing competition. He was a contestant on Blake Shelton's team. This marks the fourth time a contestant on Shelton's team has won "The Voice." During the show Boyd performed "Sweet Home Alabama" with Lynyrd Skynrd. Other guest artists that performed on last night's show include Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Megan Trainor, and Ed Sheeran.