The Voice has crowned its newest winner, Sundance Head.
At the end of Tuesday’s 2-hour Season 11 finale, host Carson Daly announced that Head from Team Blake has emerged victorious in the latest season of NBC’s singing competition
The 37-year-old country singer from Houston lends coach Blake Shelton his fifth win. Former child star and Team Adam’s sole finalist Billy Gilman came in second place. Alicia Keys’ Wé McDonald, 17, who hails from New York’s Harlem neighborhood, finished third and Josh Gallagher, a 26-year-old from Johnstown, Pa., finished fourth.
An emotional Head, who exchanged hugs with Gilman and coach Blake S, then performed his original song, Darlin’ Don’t Go, starting slowly after sharing a long hug with family members.
Head’s win comes as somewhat of a surprise. Gilman and McDonald had been thought to be the frontrunners in the competition. It’s likely that Head’s s take on Etta James’ “At Last” and performance of his original song, “Darlin’ Don’t Go,”pushed him to victory.
The finale of The Voice was a star-studded event that featured performances from Bruno Mars, Sting, The Weeknd, and Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, KISS and country singer Cam also appeared to duet with the finalists. Check out some of those performances below.
The Voice returns in February.