16 year old Chevel Shepherd, known for her classic honky-tonk classic country style, was crowned the winner of season 15 of The Voice on Tuesday.
Shepherd’s win marks the second victory in a row for two-time coach Kelly Clarkson, who won last season with her contestant Brynn Cartelli.
Shepherd beat out Team Blake Shelton’s Kirk Jay and Chris Kroeze, and Team Jennifer Hudson’s Kennedy Holmes.
While it was Clarkson’s second win, she seemed shocked as Shepherd was announced the winner over runner-up Kroeze.
The seasoned musician ran up onto the stage and gave Shepherd a big hug. The 16-year-old vocal powerhouse, while supremely talented, was not the odds-on favorite to take the top spot.
The teen’s family, including her grandfather, were overjoyed and also ran up on stage to celebrate.
Kennedy Holmes took fourth place and Kirk Jay took third!
Check out the full backstage interview with Kelly and Chevel.