CHLOE KOHANSKI, FROM NASHVILLE, TENN., NAMED CHAMPION OF ‘THE VOICE’
Twenty three-year-old psychedelic rock singer Chloe Kohanski from Nashville, Tenn., was crowned champion of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” tonight.
This season of “The Voice” concluded tonight at Universal Studios, Calif., with a star-studded live finale featuring superstar recording artists Kelly Clarkson, who joins “The Voice” as a coach in the spring, Demi Lovato, N.E.R.D., Charlie Puth, Sia and Chris Blue. Additionally, the finale featured an array of musical collaborations with the Top 8 artists and musicians across all genres, including Bastille, Vince Gill, Billy Idol, Jessie J, Norah Jones, Bebe Rexha and Sia.
During the Blind Auditions, Kohanski wowed the coaches with her performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” which earned her chair turns from coaches Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton. She chose Team Miley, and during the Knockout Rounds, she gave a dynamic performance of Stevie Nick’s “Landslide,” which led to a steal by Shelton. Continuing the competition with Team Blake, Kohanski delivered an impressive interpretation of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” during the Playoffs, which earned her a spot in the Top 12. Throughout the live shows, her performances of “Thank You” by Dido, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, “Call Me” by Blondie and “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner, led her all the way to the Finals.
Chloe Kohanski is only the third singer in “Voice” history to hit #1 on the iTunes singles chart three times in one season for her performances of her original song “Wish I Didn’t Love You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. Kohanski is in great company, as the previous two singers with distinction are season 3 “Voice” winner Cassadee Pope and season 9 winner Jordan Smith.
Born and raised in the music city of Nashville, Tenn., Kohanski was the only musician in her family and always knew she wanted to become a singer. After graduating high school, she went to college to become an English teacher but decided to join a blues band instead. After a short stint with the band, she decided to move in a new direction, embarking on a solo career that led her to auditioning for “The Voice.”
NBC’s four-time Emmy award winning musical competition series “The Voice” is once again reigning this fall as the #1 alternative series in 18-49 and total viewers. The show is currently averaging a 2.6 rating with its Monday and Tuesday telecasts in the 18-49 demographic and 12.0 million viewers, according to “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research. So far this season, every Monday and Tuesday “Voice” original has finished among that week’s top 10 entertainment programs on the broadcast networks in 18-49.
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.
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December 20, 2017 5:48pm ET by NBCUniversal