After weeks of battles and live shows including phenomenal final performances, “The Voice” season four crowns Danielle Bradbery as its youngest champion ever. Bradbery bested Team Blake’s fellow teammates the Swon Brothers and Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel to win the coveted title.
While the race was too close to call, the 16 year-old Bradbery was a front-runner from the start, turning all four coaches chairs, eventually landing on Blake Shelton’s team. Leading his “dream team,” Bradbery was often referred to by her coach as the “most important artist” in country music today, carrying the torch of the genre to the next generation. What’s harder to believe is the fact that the young Texan had her first major performance on the blind auditions.
She faced stiff competition against another fan favorite — Michelle Chamuel. The adorable misfit, who received praise from the likes of Taylor Swift, held strong as the first runner-up, followed by the competition’s underdogs, Oklahoma natives, the Swon Brothers.
The NBC ratings juggernaut did not disappoint either, leaving its rabid audience with a finale featuring a list of musical all-stars that seemed endless.
The finale marked Blake Shelton’s third consecutive win on the show. Season five will return with a resurgence of former coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.