Chloe Kohanski was crowned the victor of The Voice season 13 just last night (December 19) – but she actually never thought she’d win! “For everything”, the 23 year old Nashville native captioned a pic of her winning moment on Instagram.
Continuing the competition with Team Blake, Kohanski delivered an impressive interpretation of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” during the Playoffs, which earned her a spot in the Top 12.
It came down to Tennessee rocker Chloe Kohanski and teen Addison Agen in the final two.
Chloe will get a record deal with Universal Music Group, as well as a $100,000 (£75k) cash prize. Kohanski was previously under team Miley Cyrus.
So that’s six wins now for Blake Shelton, who was also named 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive. Team Blake’s other finalist, Red Marlow, sang “When I Call Your Name” with Vince Gill.
Cyrus revisited her 2013 hit, “Wrecking Ball”, with Simpson for their artist and coach duet.
Even though Chloe was the victor, the other three finalists didn’t walk away empty handed. Kohanski is in top company, as the previous two singers with distinction are season three “Voice” victor Cassadee Pope and season nine victor Jordan Smith. After her blind audition, Cyrus successfully persuaded Craft to join her team, saying she wanted to turn her into a “punk rock Dolly Parton”. “If they can really do that it’s going to be easy”, he said, adding: “If we can’t follow through with this thing, then WTF?” Prior to the announcement, Blake told her, “who you are is enough”. “You Got It” was an odd choice of a song to perform.
“Chloe did an incredible, awesome job”. Within seconds, Shelton and Hudson pounced, and pleaded to steal Kohanski.
Kohanski took the stage next with “Wish I Didn’t Love You”, an original. “I’m very stoked that we won this together”.
“They’re just a bunch of wonderful people, and you know what?” Kohanski’s performances from the show are available through iTunes.
As for the final four, of course they didn’t disappoint.
Kohanski has been a big contender to win in The Voice Season 13 because of her take on classic ’80s and ’90s rock music. “I’ll be damned if you’re not a star, Chloe”.