After a two-hour finale overstuffed with performances by the four finalists, the remainder of the top twelve singers in various configurations, and appearances by Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Kiss, Cam, and Kelly Clarkson, Carson Daly finally got around to announcing a winner. The winner is…
Sundance Head from Blake Shelton’s team is the winner of Season 11 of The Voice. Billy Gilman finished second, Wé McDonald finished third and Josh Gallagher finished fourth. For Shelton, it is his fifth time in the winner’s circle.
Once it was down to the final two, I expected Gilman’s name to be called, but I’m not totally shocked that Head won. In my opinion, he gained the most from Monday night’s finals show, and he had been totally consistent from the blind auditions through to the finals. McDonald had lost some of her early momentum, but I thought Gilman would have held on to take the win.
The show will return on February 27 for Season 12, with all coaches returning save for Miley Cyrus; Gwen Stefani returns to the series for the upcoming season. A fun preview of the upcoming season can be found here:
Thanks to all who followed along with these posts; I will be back in February to follow the upcoming season. If you watched the finale, leave your impressions in the comments.