The 20th season of The Voice has ended on NBC and the competition series has officially declared the winner based on America's votes. It came down to a solid final five performers -- Team Blake's Cam Anthony and Jordan Matthew Young, Rachel Mac from Team Nick Jonas, Victor Solomon from Team John Legend, and Kenzie Wheeler from Team Kelly Clarkson. It was anybody's guess when it came down to pop singing teen Cam Anthony and country singer Kenzie Wheeler in the final two.
Ultimately, America was in control of the winner and Cam Anthony was crowned the winner of Season 20. That makes 8 wins in 20 seasons for Blake Shelton, an incredible statistic. The 19-year-old from Philadelphia was one of the stand-out contestants during the blind auditions with his cover of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down." Though Legend and Jonas also turned for the singer he decided to go with Shelton. It seemed an unlikely pairing, but it's hard to argue with Shelton's track record on the show.
"This has been the time of my life," Anthony said in the finale before thanking his coach for allowing him to "explore my artistry...and have as much fun with it as possible."
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And you can tell that Anthony was up there having fun the entire time he was on the show. Coach Blake Shelton joined him on the stage during the finale performances for a seriously fun rendition of Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy." Not to mention he had several notable performances throughout the season like Hozier's "Take Me To Church," Cynthia Erivo's "Stand Up," Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," and Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday."
It was clear early on that Anthony was a strong performer. As a child, he performed at the White House when President Obama was in office which was definitely helpful with his stage presence during the live shows. Blake Shelton said multiple times throughout the season that he thinks that Anthony could be the very first superstar ever launched from The Voice and we can't wait to see if he's right!
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