The singer’s contestant Chris Blue was crowned the winner of Season 12 of the hit NBC singing competition show on Tuesday night, beating out Shelton’s finalists Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden and Team Adam Levine’s Jesse Larson.
This is Keys’ first win and second season as a mentor on the show. After Blue’s name was announced, she rightfully freaked out, as did the winner and his family.
Blue, a soulful singer from Knoxville, filled the final spot of the auditions earlier in the season, and now, well, he’s the champ! Not only did he beat out the other contestants, but Blue’s original song, “Money on You,” hit the No. 3 overall spot on the iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart and the No. 1 ranking for R&B Soul songs.
Duski came in second place while Moulden landed in third and Larson earned the fourth spot.
Next season, Shelton and Levine will remain coaches as Miley Cyrus returns with newcomer Jennifer Hudson.
Until the fall...