(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you’ve not yet seen the season finale of “The Voice,” which has completed its broadcast on the East Coast)
After months of on-screen competition, it came down to the final three contestants on Season 6 of “The Voice.” Shakira, who lost her final contestant in the semi-finals, could only cheer on the remaining singers as a fan. For the other three coaches, it was game on.
Adam Levine‘s Christina Grimmie gave it all she had on Monday night, as did Usher’s Josh Kaufman, and Blake Shelton’s Jake Worthington. Then, there was nothing left but the waiting — and a bloated finale filled with guest stars and encore performances — to find out who was the winner.
It came down to Josh Kaufman and Jake Worthington, and after an agonizing pause, Josh Kaufman became the first contestant from Team Usher to ever win “The Voice.” In fact, he was the first person not on either Team Adam or Team Blake to win the show.
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After his victory, Kaufman spoke briefly with host Carson Daly. “This has been so much more of an experience than I ever could have imagined,” he said. “I’m just really grateful.” After those few words, it was back to celebrating with his family.