In 2011, NBC aired the first episode of The Voice, a TV show/music competition that we have all come to know and love. Throughout the past 9 seasons, we've met a lot of talented artists who have given their all to make it to the end and become the actual Voice.
Although each coach has had their share of wins, one coach takes the cake for most wins... and that would be country icon, Blake Shelton.
As we kick off the show's 10th season, we want to take a look back on Team Blake's big wins, and the artists that made it happen.
1. Jermaine Paul
In 2012, Jermaine Paul walked on the stage and blew away the audience (and judges) with a cover of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated." So creative!
Paul was a shinning star throughout the competition, and during his final performance (with Coach Shelton) he dazzled more than ever. The two sang "Soul Man" in an incredibly fun performance, bringing out even a side of Shelton that we've never seen before! And of course, after a performance like that, Paul won the competition and became the first of Team Blake to take home the No. 1 title!
Following his win, Paul went on to collaborate with Alicia Keys in "If This World Were Mine." The duo was nominated for a Grammy at the 48th Grammy awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
2. Cassadee Pope
In Sept. 2012 season 3 began, and a cute girl in a blue dress took the stage by storm with a cover of the passionate song, "Torn." Within the first 15 seconds, three judges knew she had a gift, and all pressed the "I Want You" button. Before her song came to an end, all four judges turned around for the singer. And to everyone's surprise, Cassadee Pope picked Team Blake.
Pope rocked the competition from day one, showing her vocal skills by singing covers from all different genres. In the final round, Pope and Shelton joined forces to sing Sheryl Crow's, "Steve McQueen."
All of her hard work paid off in late 2012 when Pope became the first female to win The Voice, and Team Blake's second consecutive win. Pope went on to release her first studio album, Frame By Frame, which topped the US Top Country Albums chart in 2013.
3. Danielle Bradbery
And the Team Blake winning streak didn't end there! In 2013, 15-year-old Danielle Bradbery dominated the famous stage, giving it her all in a cover of Taylor Swift's "Mean." Shelton was quick to spot her talent and was the first (almost) judge to press the big red button.
Bradbery was another shining star, even though she was so young. In the semi-finals, the young singer captured the hearts of everyone in the audience (and in America!) when she performed Jessica Andrew's emotional song, "Who I Am."
Once again, there was no surprise when the 16-year-old became the season 4 winner of The Voice. Not to mention, she was the youngest contestant to win! In 2013, Bradbery released the hit single, "Heart of Dixie," which peaked at No. 16 on the US Hot Country Songs chart.
4. Craig Wayne Boyd
Just a few seasons later, Shelton was back at it when Craig Wayne Boyd joined Team Blake. The country singer rocked the stage with his honky-tonk "Whiskey Ain't Workin" during the Blind Auditions and it definitely spoke to Shelton. The judge sang along while Boyd pumped up the crowd, and in the end, turned around hoping he'd join the team.
And that he did! In late 2014, Boyd and Shelton stole the show when they performed Randy Houser's "Boots On," which ultimately won him the competition.
How could you not enjoy a performance like that! Since the win, Boyd has released two albums, and scored a No. 1 single with "My Baby's Got A Smile On Her Face."
Will Team Blake win the competition again this season!? Stay tuned!
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