Last night’s finale of Season 11 of The Voice came down to a battle between OG coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, with Team Blake’s rock royalty Sundance Head and Team Adam’s former child star Billy Gilman as the final two singers left standing after a season filled with incredible performances.
In the end, Sundance Head became the newest winner of the reality singing competition series, clinching an impressive fifth win for country singer Blake Shelton.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine had two players in the final four, with Josh Gallagher earning a fourth place finish. First-time coach Alicia Keys earned a third place finish with Wé McDonald, while fellow first-time host Miley Cyrus did not have any singers make it to the final four.
In addition to performances from Head, Gilman, McDonald and Gallagher, the night also included a star-studded line up of performances from Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande, John Legend, The Weeknd, Sting, KISS, Bruno Mars, and Kelly Clarkson, a woman who knows a thing or two about winning a singing competition.
Sundance Head’s win comes after a season full of incredible performances from the country artist, including a beautiful cover of Coach Alicia Keys track “No One.”
Head, who had previously placed 16th during the sixth season of American Idol, wowed the coaches early on in the season with his performance “The Climb” from Keys’ fellow newbie coach, Miley Cyrus.
Last night’s finale featured a mash-up performance of “Detroit Rock City/Rock And Roll All Nite” with Head and rock band KISS.
Head also took the stage with his coach Blake Shelton as the two performed “Treat Her Right,” a song written and recorded by Head’s father Roy Head in 1965.
After having his name announced, Head was joined on stage by his father, wife and three children. As this year’s winner, Head will take home a recording contract and $100,000. Yee haw, y’all!