'The Voice' airs 2-part finale this week

Posted at 12/17/12 3:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- After the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockout rounds and the live shows, the hit U.S. talent search "The Voice" will finally name its Season 3 winner this Thursday night on AXN.

But before finalists Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott take the stage on the last performance show, the producers have lined up several superstar guest performances.

Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars and The Killers will all hit "The Voice" stage during the live two-hour finale.

"The Voice" Top 3 were revealed last week as McDermott and Pope of judge-mentor Blake Shelton's team were selected by fan votes to move along with David, who is mentored by Cee Lo Green.

Another member of Team Cee Lo, Trevin Hunte, was eliminated.

McDermott and Pope kicked off the performances of the night with a duet of the Of Monsters and Men hit "Little Talks," while Hunte and David performed the last song of the night. The final two members of Team Cee Lo sang Mariah Carey's classic ballad "Hero" just before Hunte was eliminated.

Three "Voice" alumni also took the stage last week: Former Team Cee Lo member Juliet Simms performed her single "Wild Child," looking more like Ashlee Simpson than ever and seemingly inspired by Miley Cyrus' "Can't Be Tamed" music video.

Country singer RaeLynn, a former member of Team Blake, also performed her new single "Boyfriend," with her signature flower in her hair.

Christina Aguilera's Season 2 finalist Chris Mann sang his song "Roads" and Adam Levine revealed that Aguilera's least favorite "Voice" contestant ever and his Season 2 finalist Tony Lucca is on his record label now.

The season's final two episodes -- the one-and-a-half hour final performance show and two-hour season finale -- of "The Voice"on AXN within 48 hours of US telecast on Dec. 19 and 20 at 8.10 p.m.