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Queen Kelly! THE VOICE Season 15 Finale Winner Revealed Recap

NBC’s “The Voice” wrapped-up it’s 15th season with a spectacular finale show. Monday night’s performances had the Top 4 finalists singing three times for America’s votes.

The artists covered a song, sung a duet with their coaches, then sang an original song. Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze kicked-off Monday night’s show.


Two chairs turned for Chris during his Blinds. Blake said he knew Chris was special during the Knockouts when Chris showcased his range. Blake defines Chris as the guy who “gets who his audience is and delivers.” Blake also stated about Chris, “there is no song Chris should be afraid of…this week we’re swinging for the fence.” Chris sang “Sweet Home Alabama” Blake called it the most iconic Country song of all time. Blake said he doesn’t think people have heard Chris sing not quite like he’s going to sing for the finale performance.

Kelly stated she doesn’t play guitar, but his guitar was off the hook. Adam agreed and said Chris is “an amazing guitar player.” Blake said Chris’ journey on the show has been a lot of fun and he stays the course. “Not anybody can just get up here and do ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and kill it like you did.”


Kelly stated that “sometimes you give away stuff too soon. So we built with her (Chevel).” “A Little Too Late” by Tanya Tucker. Chevel said she was excited to sing the song because it’s a classic with a little bit of a modern twist. Kelly said Chevel could take Country music by storm. Kelly also said, “there’s a whole soul side of Chevel that we’ve never seen before, and that’s part of the finale.”

Adam said she’s so great and she has “a classic voice.” He said her voice is “so special” and has done such an incredible job in the competition. Kelly stated that she loves her. “You’re the best kind of artist to work with on and off the show…you are THAT girl.” Kelly called Chevel “so talented.”

KIRK JAY (Team Blake)

Kirk said Blake turning his chair during the Blinds changed his whole life. “Defenseless” is Kirk’s original single. Blake said the song is perfect for him and his voice stands out on it. Blake said the lyrics everyone can relate to. Blake thanked Kirk for being the guy that he said he was during the Blinds.

Jennifer reacted to Kirk’s performance that she’s a big fan and he’s made a Country fan out of her. She wants to continue to see him make it to the top and he belongs in the music industry. Blake stated that he loves Kirk. “The most important thing that I just heard from Jennifer is the fact that you made her a Country fan.” Blake finished with “welcome to the Country music family.”


Jennifer asked Kennedy to think about her “signature sound” and stated that Kennedy sings like a professional. She added that she’s proud of her and can’t wait to see greater things from Kennedy. Her original single is “Love is Free.”

Kelly reacted that she loves the 90s vibes and it sounds like Kennedy. It sounded like something she’d do on tour. Jennifer stated that she loves how Kennedy is coming into her artistry and enjoying herself. “It’s so amazing to see your process. It even inspires me.” She said Kennedy takes it a level up.

Kirk and Blake sang “You Look So God In Love.” Blake said Kirk can’t help but be Country.

Jennifer and Kennedy sang “Home” by Stephanie.


Chris’ original single is called “Human.” Blake said he’s jealous of this song and would have wanted this song on his record. The message of this song is perfect right now and something that we should all be paying attention to stated Blake. “There’s no box” that you can put Chris in, said Blake.

Jennifer said between him and Kirk she is going to have a playlist of both of them. She said she’ll be at his concert too. Blake said Chris’ voice is truly his own thing. You can’t really put you in one category. To hear it on his original song with so much depth with what it means at a time like this. “That was a hell of a moment for you,” stated Blake.


The Voice 15 finale, Blake Shelton, Chris Kroeze

Pictured (l-r): Chris Kroeze, Blake Shelton, Photo – Trae Patton/NBC


Blake and Chris sang “Two More Bottles of Wine.” Blake said it’s on the edge of rock and Country.

KIRK JAY (Team Blake)

Blake said he hit his button because he loves his voice and even though he heard Country, wasn’t sure if that’s the lane Kirk wanted to go. Blake said Kirk is giving it everything he has every time Kirk performs. Blake said Kirk has a real shot at a big career and deserves it.

Adam said he counted about 14,000 key changes. It’s a hard song to sing and it’s a testiment to Kirk’s vocal ability. The second Kirk sings, Adam said, he knows it’s Kirk. That’s a vaulabe thing to have as a singer. Coach Blake stated that he agrees with Adam that instantly, you know it’s Kirk when he starts singing. Blake also added that he truly belives in his heart after this “brilliant” performance that we’ll be hearing Kirk on the radio.


Chevel’s original song “Broken Hearts.” It was Chevel’s first time in a studio. The song is Kelly’s song and she said she almost recorded it but couldn’t make this record. The song needed to “go to someone special.” Then Chevel came along. Kelly said Chevel brings such an innocence to it. “I knew it!” Kelly exclaimed.

Adam reacted “you’re still awesome…I love that song.” He said she leads with the music and loves that about her. A great vocal, music..it doesn’t need much. He added that her voice is “instantly identifiable and soulful.” Kelly was crying. Then said she loves the song and knew she would find the perfect home for the song. She said it’s so special and beautiful what Chevel represents – women in Country music.


She’s the youngest finalist ever. Kennedy said Jennifer Hudson has been her idol since she was very young. Jennifer said it’s nice to know that she’s had such an impression with someone so young. Kennedy connected with the song “This is Me” from “Greatest Showman” and got emotional during the rehearsal. Jennifer told her that’s exactly what it’s about and graduated to the next level where she’s a story teller. Jennifer said Kennedy is coming into her own where we get to see who Kennedy really is. Kennedy sang “Confident” by Demi Lavoto. Jennifer said the song represents everything that it takes to get this far. Kennedy said Jennifer having faith in her gives her confidence. Jennifer said Kennedy is “the total package” and definitly someone she could hear on the radio. Kennedy “is a star!”

The Voice 15 finale Kennedy Holmes

Pictured: Kennedy Holmes, Photo – Trae Patton/NBC

Kennedy got a standing ovation from all the coaches. The room exploded with cheers and aplause from the audience. Daly said “it’s as loud as it’s ever been in this room!” Jennifer reacted “this girl just turned 14 and the youngest in the compeition and that was a true professional right there in every way.” Jennifer complimented Kennedy by exclaiming she thought that Beyonce was up there!


“The Voice” season 15 live finale show revealed which artist received the most votes from Monday night’s show. The top four contestants remaining were: Chris Kroeze and Kirk Jay (both from Team Blake), Chevel Shepherd (Team Kelly), and Kennedy Holmes (Team JHud).

Before “The Voice” host Carson Daly got to usher-in the new winner of season 15, there was a lot of celebration for a wonderful, and at times, crazy season with a huge list of mega singers pefroming throughout the show. They included: Rascal Flatts, Panic at the Disco, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Rowland, the Doobie Brothers. Halsey, who was one of the advisers this season returned to the show to perform. Upcoming coach for season 16 of “The Voice” and taking Jennifer Hudson’s place in the chair, John Legend performed a Christmas song.

The Voice 15 finale John Legend

Pictured: John Legend, Photo by Trae Patton/NBC

The Top 4 contestants got to perform with some of their idols. Kirk Jay (Team Blake) performed with Rascal Flatts, Chris Kroeze performed with The Doobie Brothers. Kennedy performed with Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child. This was ironic since her coach called her Beyonce after her performance on Monday night.

The Voice 15 finale, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson

Pictured (l-r): Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Photo – Trae Patton/NBC

Coaches Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson commanded the stage, and the audience with “O Holy Night” song.

Finally, in the last fourteen minutes of the finale show, Carson Daly brought the Top 4 back out onto the stage to announce which artists would take fourth place, third, second (runner-up), then the winner.

The Voice 15 finale Top 4

Pictured (l-r): Kirk Jay, Chris Kroeze, Kennedy Holmes, Chevel Shepherd. Photo – Trae Patton/NBC

Daly asked the artists what they’d like to tell their coaches. Chris Kroeze thanked Blake for helping him be “more interactive with the crowd.” Chris said it was a huge struggle with him and being able to look Carson Daly in the eye (for instance).

Kirk thanked Blake for believing in him since the beginning and hoped that they can be “buddies forever.” Kennedy, the youngest finalist ever on the show, told Jennifer “thank you for being a great role model” and said she couldn’t ask for anyting better. Chevel also thanked her coach, Kelly Clarkson, for being a role model and for being “like a big sister.”

Then, Carson Daly announced the finalist in fourth place which was Kennedy Holmes. The artist in third place was Kirk Jay. It was down to the final two, Chris Kroeze and Chevel Shepherd.

“The Voice” season 15 winner – CHEVEL SHEPHERD

The Voice season 15 winner Chevel Shepherd

Pictured: The Voice season 15 winner, Chevel Shepherd -Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

WATCH The Full Press Conference HERE!



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