Brynn Cartelli won season 14 of “The Voice” on Tuesday by edging out Britton Buchanan in one of the closest votes in the history of the reality competition series. Buchanan, who was coached by one-time winning coach Alicia Keys, had been strongly positioned heading into Tuesday’s finale based on his performances on Monday’s final.
Two of the three songs that Buchanan performed on May 21 made the iTunes top 10, thus qualifying for the vote multiplier. He grabbed the top spot with his original single “Where You Come From.” And his cover of the Young Rascals classic “Good Lovin” took the 10th and final slot. (His duet with Keys on “Wake Me Up” by Avicii ranked 19th).
Cartelli, who was mentored by rookie coach Kelly Clarkson, also landed two of her three songs in the top 10 on iTunes. She was in third place on the sales chart with the original tune “Walk My Way” and her cover of Adele‘s Oscar-winning “Skyfall” came in sixth.
Where do you think that Buchanan ranks among the 14 runners-up of “The Voice” to date? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post and sound off in the comments section. Below, a listing of the unlucky 13 other second-place finishers, including who bested them.
Season 1: Dia Frampton (lost to Javier Colon).
Season 2: Juliet Simms (lost to Jermaine Paul).
Season 3: Terry McDermott (lost to Cassadee Pope).
Season 4: Michelle Chamuel (lost to Danielle Bradbery).
Season 5 : Jacquie Lee (lost to Tessanne Chin).
Season 6: Jake Worthington (lost to Josh Kaufman).
Season 7: Matt McAndrew (lost to Craig Wayne Boyd).
Season 8: Meghan Linsey (lost to Sawyer Fredericks).
Season 9: Emily Ann Roberts (lost to Jordan Smith).
Season 10: Adam Wakefield (lost to Alisan Porter).
Season 11: Billy Gilman (lost to Sundance Head).
Season 12: Lauren Duski (lost to Chris Blue).
Season 13: Addison Agen (lost to Chloe Kohanski).