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Kelly Clarkson Loses It When Age 16 Loretta Lynn-Obsessed Singer Wins 'The Voice'

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There are plenty of singing competitions out there, but NBC’s “The Voice” is arguably the most coveted. Now the show’s 15th season has come to a close, bringing with it an exciting victory.

One of the best things about this series is that the contestants aren’t the only ones competing. The judges are up against one another too, and boy, do they know how to bring it.

Kelly Clarkson is known to be loud and proud when it comes to those she coaches. It seems she has every reason to be, given a member of her team took the trophy again in 2018.

This marks Clarkson’s second season bringing up a champ. Though Chevel Shepherd is just 16 years old, she has a voice Clarkson noted was “like Dolly'” during the girl’s blind audition.



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When she was crowned the victor during the season finale on Dec. 19, the crowd cheered, but no one more than Clarkson herself.

Both Shepherd and runner-up Chris Kroeze waited in anticipation. When Shepherd’s name was called, Clarkson leapt onto the stage. The “wow” in the coach’s expression is undeniable.

Watch the final moment of season 15. Tensions are high, but the end is as sweet as Dolly Parton’s Walnut Pie.



This victory marks a milestone for Clarkson, particularly because it is the first time a country singer who did not have Blake Shelton as a coach has won.

“It’s so hard to one, get country people on your team if you’re not Blake Shelton,” Clarkson shared with Entertainment Tonight. “No one’s ever beat him with a country artist.”

 

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“I’m very blessed,” Shepherd expressed during the same interview. The teen debuted an original song during the finale — “Broken Hearts” is still currently #1 on iTunes.

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“People loved it,” Clarkson noted to Entertainment Tonight. “I’m excited.” And she should be. It’s a big moment for both coach and student.

Shepherd walks away from “The Voice” with $100,000, a recording contract and a bright country singing future ahead of her.

Clarkson expressed her thanks on Twitter to all who voted. “…from a girl whose life was changed by this simple act [of voting], I just wanna say thank you for taking the time & being a fan!” Clarkson wrote.

Congratulations to Shepherd and Clarkson for all their hard work and well-earned victory. Casting for the 2019 season begins in January. If you think you might have what it takes, visit the audition page to find out more.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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