Luck was with Nashville’s Chloe Kohanski in the finale of Season 13 of “The Voice.”
Despite having been dropped from Team Miley Cyrus, the 23-year-old won the $100,000 grand prize and a record deal with Universal Music Group.
Her savior was Blake Shelton, who along with Jennifer Hudson exercised their option to steal Kohanski; she chose to continue as part of Team Blake.
The song that won a national vote was “Wish I Didn’t Love You.”
“Kohanski impressed throughout the season, and particularly killed it during a duet with Billy Idol during [the] finale, which also included performances from Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Sia, Charlie Puth, N.E.R.D. and Chris Blue, as well as collabs with Bastille, Vince Gill, Jessie J, Norah Jones and Bebe Rexha,” said Eonline.
People magazine noted that Kohanski’s win marks the sixth victory for veteran coach and the magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Shelton — “making him the top mentor with a record-breaking number of wins.”
“Kohanski has made a name for herself on the show by belting out classic ’80s and ’90s rock songs week after week,” People added. “Highlights [included] Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ and Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is.'”
Among those congratulating Kohanski was the police department of her native Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
— Mrigank Tyagi (@TheMrigankTyagi) December 20, 2017
— Lauren Duski (@LaurenDuski) December 20, 2017
— Red Marlow (@redmarlow) December 20, 2017
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— Craig Wayne Boyd (@CWBYall) December 20, 2017
Congratulations to #MtJuliet native @ChloeKohanski on the big WIN tonight on @NBCTheVoice #VoiceFinale! Your supportive community is so proud of you, and thank you for setting the perfect example for going after your dreams. pic.twitter.com/ko8BKZ4HJT
— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) December 20, 2017