Danielle Bradbery named champion of 'The Voice'by jmaloni
Popular 16-year-old Texan takes the crown as fourth season wraps in climactic live telecast
NBC's "The Voice" crowned Danielle Bradbery as the winner in Tuesday'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 — each 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.