Just how young is the latest “The Voice” winner Brynn Cartelli? For starters, the 15-year-old wasn’t even alive when her coach Kelly Clarkson won “American Idol” back in 2002. In fact, Brynn was born the same week that Clarkson’s pop hit “Miss Independent” was released. But despite her young age, Brynn has just been crowned the winner of “The Voice” Season 14. Read our live blog recap to see how it all went down on Tuesday, May 22, and then vote below in our poll for whether Brynn Cartelli is YOUR favorite “The Voice” winner of all time.
This Sanford, North Carolina resident wowed America every week with her powerful vocals and A+ song choices, and now Brynn has been rewarded with the coveted “Voice” trophy as well as a recording contract. Previously, the youngest winner was Sawyer Fredericks (age 16), who won Season 8 as a member of Team Pharrell Williams.
In the final moments of “The Voice” finale Brynn beat out runner-up Britton Buchanan from Team Alicia Keys in one of the show’s most unpredictable seasons in recent memory. Team Blake Shelton artists Kyla Jade and Spensha Baker came in third place and fourth place, respectively. The fourth coach, Adam Levine, had no artists in the Final 4.
Some of Brynn’s most memorable performances on “The Voice” this season included “Beneath Your Beautiful,” “…Ready for It?,” “Here Comes Goodbye,” “Unstoppable,” “Up to the Mountain,” “You and I,” “Fix You” and “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
As a first-time coach on “The Voice,” Clarkson now earns bragging rights as this season’s winning mentor. Shelton has taken home six championships for Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sundance Head and Chloe Kohanski. Levine has coached three winning artists in Javier Colon, Tessanne Chin and Jordan Smith. And Keys successfully mentored Chris Blue.