Sundance Head shocked everyone by defeating frontrunner Billy Gilman to win "The Voice" Season 11 final on Tuesday night. Head coach Blake Shelton now has five championships, extending his lead as the most decorated coach in the NBC series' history.
Gilman, who was praised for his performance during his time on the show, came in second place and earned $100,000. Third-place finisher Amber Mark took home $25,000.
Gilman was born on January 4th, 1992 in San Jose, California. He grew up in Morgan Hill and attended Jesuit High School in San Jose. After graduating from high school, he moved to Nashville where he signed with Music City Records. His first single,"I'm Not Your Hero", was released in 2015 and became a hit on country radio. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart and has sold over 250,000 copies so far.
He has also written several songs that have appeared on TV shows including The CW's Gravity Falls. One of his songs, "Losing You Now", was featured in an episode of the same name. He also had a role in an episode of Teen Wolf titled "Anthropology".
Head of Sundance On August 21, 2016, NBC aired a 30-minute preview episode following the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton both returned as coaches for their tenth season. The Singing Competition (American, season 11)
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Jake Hoot and Kelly Clarkson won The Voice Season 17 together. Discover more about Jake's professional and personal life after winning the program. Jake Hoot, a country singer, won The Voice season 17 after being mentored by Kelly Clarkson, and fans have been wondering what he's been doing to since. It was announced on March 10 that Hoot would be moving to Los Angeles with his partner in crime and former coach Clarkson to continue pursuing a music career there.
Hoot released his first single "Heartbroken Tonight" on November 30, 2016. The song is taken from his debut album, which was released on May 4, 2017. He has also signed with Capitol Records and will be releasing one album per year. His second single "Drift Away" came out on February 23, 2018.
He has had three number one songs on the Country Airplay chart: "Heartbroken Tonight", "Make Me Like You", and "Break Your Heart Before You Leave".
Hoot has won several awards including Best New Artist at the 2017 CMA Awards, Horizon Award at the 2017 ACM Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He also received multiple nominations including Male Vocalist of the Year and Favorite Country New Artist at the 48th Grammy Awards.
Hoot grew up in a small town in Arkansas and began singing at an early age. He took lessons from local musicians and eventually became interested in country music.
"The Voice" Season 17 finale: Jake Hoot wins, giving Kelly Clarkson her third victory. It was election season in the country. Jake Hoot, the competition's lone country singer, was voted "The Voice" Season 17 champion at Tuesday's finale, giving coach Kelly Clarkson her third triumph in four seasons. Hoot received 50% of the votes from the live audience and jury members picked him as their winner.
He earned the right to perform one song during the show's finale. Hoot chose to sing "I Won't Let You Go" by Jason Michael Carroll.
After his performance, Clarkson praised Hoot for being a "beautiful voice" and said he had become one of her favorites. She also said she would love to work with him on an album.
Hoot then thanked everyone who had supported him throughout the season and said he hoped they enjoyed his performance. He ended his speech by saying, "I'm so happy and grateful."
Clarkson later announced on Twitter that Hoot had been hired as her assistant. She also tweeted a picture of herself with Hoot after the finale.
Hoot released his first single "Breathe Easy" last month. The song is about fighting depression and anxiety while playing guitar. His debut EP "Heart Like Mine" will be out in 2020.
Blake Shelton has clearly left his stamp on The Voice franchise, having served as a coach in every season since the show's inception in 2011. Team Blake has won the show six times, and his salary reflects this, as he earns a stunning $13 million every season. However, it wasn't always clear that Blake would be a winner from the start; before his first season on the show, rumors began to swirl that he might replace Adam Levine as the main judge on American Idol. These claims were denied by NBC, but still, few people expected Blake to beat out Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the job.
However, once the show started airing, it was clear that nobody could touch Adam and Christina when it came to judging talent. So, with no hope of winning, Blake used his strong connections to the industry to help find talented singers who might otherwise have been overlooked. This strategy worked, and today, Team Blake is one of the most successful teams on the show.
Now, while many people believe that Blake brought something new to the table when he joined The Voice, this isn't true at all. He just hired good producers who knew how to appeal to popular voting patterns. What really made the difference for Blake was that unique system where each contestant can save one song for the next round.
Gwen Stefani has finally triumphed. Stefani's first success as a coach came at the expense of Carter Rubin, who was voted "The Voice" Season 19 champion at Tuesday's finale. (She coached in Seasons 7, 9, 12, and 17.)
Carter has become one of those people that everyone loves. She has a great personality and she is very cute too. Gwen has proved that you can be a successful musician while also being a good coach. There were times when I didn't think this would ever happen but here we are!
Now, let's take a look at how many wins each coach has achieved: Gwen has won four seasons out of seven opportunities thus far. Blake has won three seasons out of four chances he has been given. Adam has won two seasons out of three opportunities.