Four contestants participated in this week’s “The Voice” finale, but most observers knew the race was going to come down to two: Team Blake’s Lauren Duski and Team Alicia’s Chris Blue.
As a talented, charming country artist on Team Blake, Duski seemed to have all the ingredients for a victory. She also made strong song choices in the final two weeks, as evidenced by the fact that she hit #1 on the all-genre US iTunes sales chart.
There was, however, the matter of the likely vote split. Aliyah Moulden, another Team Blake contestant, also competed in this week’s finale. While she was considered a long shot to win, she definitely pulled some votes that may have otherwise gone to her teammate Duski.
Chris Blue’s prospects, moreover, were about more than a Team Blake vote split. He was the most dynamic performer of the season twelve contestants. And while he did not fare precisely as well as Duski on the past few iTunes charts, his music definitely resonated with iTunes buyers. He had two songs in the store’s Top 10 this week.
The results were revealed Tuesday night, and America named Chris Blue the winner of “The Voice.”
Duski placed second, while Moulden came in third. Team Adam’s Jesse Larson was season twelve’s fourth-place finisher.
“The Voice” returns this fall with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus in the coaches’ chairs.