UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 18, 2013 — NBC’s “The Voice” crowned Danielle Bradbery as the winner in tonight’s season finale, earning her the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Music Group.
Bradbery, from Team Blake, beat out fellow finalists Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers — all of whom performed on the telecast along with several other top musical acts.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher were the season-four coaches of the hit musical competition series.
Bradbery is a 16-year-old country artist from Texas who has never had a vocal lesson. With natural talent, her cousin encouraged her to start singing, and she soon had her first performance at a church festival. Bradbery cites Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride as her musical influences. Follow her on Twitter: @dbradbery.
“The Voice” ranked as the No. 1 reality show of the 2012-13 season, knocking “American Idol” out of the top spot for the first time in 10 years. The current cycle of “The Voice” ranked No. 1 in its timeslot in the 18-49 demo with every regular Monday and Tuesday telecast this cycle (excludes recaps).
“The Voice” returns for its fifth cycle in the fall.
“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.
About NBC’s The Voice:
The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows. In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
For more information, please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.
Photos by Trae Patton/NBC & Tyler Golden/NBC