8:13pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'The Voice' Season 15 Winner Crowned
Season 15 of NBC's The Voice concluded Tuesday night. Following Monday night’s final four performances, one artist was crowned the winner. After the nationwide vote, Team Kelly’s Chevel Shepherd won this season's competition.
Blake Shelton had two finalists, while Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson each had one. Adam Levine did not have any finalists this year, but he was still present for the live finale, which featured lots of performances and clips leading up to the big reveal. Coming in fourth place was Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes. In third place was Team Blake’s Kirk Jay and Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze came in second place.
Kelly Rowland and season 15 finalist Holmes kicked off the finale with a performance of “When Love Takes Over.” Her coach Hudson later called Holmes a “born star.” In a clip, Hudson also noted that her artist reminds her of herself.
After a clip dedicated Team Blake finalist Jay, Rascal Flatts performed “Back to Life” with the country artist. Artists who were eliminated earlier in the season — Deandre Nico, Kymberli Joye, Patrique Fortson and MaKenzie Thomas — next covered “This Is It” by Kenny Loggins.
Shelton’s other finalist Kroeze sang "Long Train Runnin'" with The Doobie Brothers, and last season’s champion Brynn Cartelli debuted her new song “Last Night’s Mascara,” which she also co-wrote.
Later, other previous artists from the season — Abby Cates, Sara Grace and Reagan Strange — returned to sing “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga.
The Voice will return for a condensed 16th season in the spring.