Chloe Wins The Voice : How Chloe Kohanski won despite a big mistake by Miley Cyrus

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  • Published on:  12/20/2017
  • Chloe Wins The Voice : How Chloe Kohanski won despite a big mistake by Miley Cyrus. To the surprise of very few fans of NBC’s “The Voice,” Chloe Kohanski was crowned the winner of Season 13 on Tuesday night. Not only did the 23-year-old psychedelic rocker from Nashville dominate the iTunes charts with her performances after almost every episode, but the celebrity coaches deemed her a front-runner the first time they heard her sing. “I think that you can be in the finale,” Blake Shelton declared at Kohanski’s blind audition in October, when she wowed everyone with Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain. ” Indeed, she went on to triumph over the other acts in the final four, which included teenage folk prodigy Addison Agen, pop-soul powerhouse Brooke Simpson and country crooner Red Marlow. Kohanski, who was working at a coffee shop as she embarked on a solo career, now has a recording contract with Universal Music Group. However, things almost went very differently — because Kohanski could have been eliminated early on when she was dropped by her coach, Miley Cyrus, during the “knockout” round. Luckily, thanks to a special rule added in the fifth season, the other coaches get one shot to “steal” the artist who loses the knockout. Shelton and Jennifer Hudson both swooped in to offer Kohanski a spot on their teams, and Kohanski chose Shelton. [‘The Voice’ launched Danielle Bradbery’s music career. But then she had to find her own path. ].Cyrus, back as a coach for the second time on “The Voice,” was determined to win with one of her artists, particularly over Shelton, who has now won six times. So Kohanski’s victory really twists the knife. Why did Cyrus make such a big mistake and let the clear front-runner go?. You can actually trace it back to the season premiere in September, when Cyrus declared her true goal for the season: Discover a country music star. “I’m here to win ‘The Voice’ with a country artist,” Cyrus announced, as she tried to persuade Marlow, a 40-year-old Tennessean who called himself “country as corn bread,” to join her team. Then came the knockout round, in which coaches choose two of their singers to compete against each other and then send one home. On Oct. 30, Cyrus paired Kohanski against Ashland Craft, a talented 21-year-old country singer from South Carolina. After her blind audition, Cyrus successfully persuaded Craft to join her team, saying she wanted to turn her into a “punk rock Dolly Parton. ”.“Blake really is the king of country, that’s for sure, but they need a queen,” Cyrus said. “And I would hope that would be me.”.In the knockout, Kohanski sang a stunning version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” while Craft belted out an excellent twist on Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive. ” Cyrus fretted over whom to choose, but her preference seemed obvious in rehearsals when she told Craft, “You could be the female Chris Stapleton. ” Considering Stapleton’s critical acclaim and sales figures, that’s as high a compliment as you can
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