The Voice Season 7 Winner Is…
“The Voice” crowned its season 7 winner on Tuesday’s finale! Get all the results here and watch the announcement video below!
As Gossip Cop reported, the competition, which began back in September, came down to a Final Four: Craig Wayne Boyd, Chris Jamison, Damien and Matt McAndrew. Each contestant had more than earned their place in the finale. Boyd, for instance, was passed over in both the Battle and Knockout rounds and was stolen twice to stay in the competition, and never again ended up in the bottom. During the quarterfinals earlier this month, Jamison won the final Instant Save of the season to narrowly avoid elimination. Damien made “Voice” history just last week, as the first eliminated contestant to win the show’s wildcard, giving him an automatic ticket to the finale. And then there’s Matt McAndrew, a frontrunner all season long, who was never in jeopardy of elimination even once.
All four artists gave strong final performances on Monday, performing solo songs and duets with their respective coaches, and debuting original songs, one of which would become the winner’s single. Talent-wise, it seemed like a pretty tight competition, though as far as the coaches went, the odds were tremendously stacked in Adam Levine’s favor. As the coach to Jamison, Damien, and McAndrew, he had triple the chance of emerging victorious when Blake Shelton only had Boyd left on his team, and new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell were, of course, already out of the competition.
So, based solely on viewers’ votes, how did the final results shake out? Damien finished in fourth place, followed by Chris Jamison in third. That meant it all came down to Craig Wayne Boyd and Matt McAndrew– and Boyd WON! He immediately burst into tears, and Shelton jumped with delight.
It was an amazing accomplishment for Shelton, who acknowledged last night that Levine had a 75 percent chance of winning. But Shelton managed to come out on top, and make history, too. This victory marks his fourth win, and allows him to continue his reign as the series’ winningest coach. He previously won back-to-back-to-back in seasons 2 through 4, with Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery.
Shelton and Boyd incredibly defied the odds, and Levine looked quite disappointed. He had three shots to win, and unfortunately none led to the championship. But he still technically finished in second, third, and fourth places, a remarkable feat. He previously won seasons 1 and 5, and he also came in third in season 5, too, as well as during season 2, and 6 earlier this year.
Boyd follows Josh Kaufman, who as Gossip Cop reported at the time, won season 6 earlier this year, giving Usher a victory in his second season as a coach. Boyd, a single father, fought through his emotions to perform a bit of his winning single, “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face,” which was written by Shelton. Check out the video below! What do you think of the final results?