The Voice: Every Team Blake Winner, Ranked

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Pictured: (l-r) Cam Anthony, Blake Shelton — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Blake Shelton – known best on The Voice as the coach of Team Blake – has come out of 22 seasons with nine victories, including a few notable names and one major finale shocker.

With the upcoming Season 23 gearing up to be Shelton’s final one on the show, let’s look back and rank all of his memorable winners.

9. Jermaine Paul – Season 2

Jermaine Paul was the very first winner from Team Blake, beating out Juliet Simms from Team CeeLo back in Season 2. After auditioning with “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne, both CeeLo Green and Shelton turned their chairs, and Paul ultimately went with Team Blake.

After memorable ballads like “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins and “God Gave Me You” by Dave Barnes, Paul remains most remembered for his winning song, “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, which was the first of his three finale performances that he performed alongside a symphony.

8. Todd Tilghman – Season 18

Country-gospel singer Todd Tilghman was the first blind audition to air during Season 18, and later took home the title after all four chairs turned and he joined Team Blake. Sticking to his roots with songs like “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe and “Anymore” by Travis Tritt, Tilghman won with his original song “Long Way Home.”

Tilghman made history twice during his run on The Voice, first when he was the first artist to air during the blind auditions and then win the show, while also being the oldest winner to date.

7. Craig Wayne Boyd – Season 7

After Team Blake’s Season 4 win, they didn’t see another one until Season 7 when Shelton stole Craig Wayne Boyd back from his future wife Gwen Stefani in the Knockout rounds, sending Boyd from Team Blake to Team Gwen and then to Team Blake again.

Yet another country singer to come from Team Blake, Boyd earned chair turns from Shelton and Pharrell Williams for his audition of “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'” by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, and was best known for singing country or rock songs that inevitably secured his win.

6. Chloe Kohanski – Season 13

Chloe Kohanski was the second Team Blake winner not to perform in the country genre, after Season 2’s Jermaine Paul. Kohanski, now known as Chloe MK, originally started out on Team Miley after her blind audition left all four chairs turned, but her elimination from Miley Cyrus’ team left her with a spot on either Team Blake or Team Jennifer.

After choosing Blake Shelton to be her coach, Kohanski was known for pop-rock ballads like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler and “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner, but had the most success with her rendition of “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, which set a The Voice record for being the highest-charting performance from the show’s Knockout rounds.

5. Cassadee Pope – Season 3

It may have been the season of future alt-pop megastar Melanie Martinez on Team Adam, but Season 3 saw a consecutive win for Team Blake either way when pop-country star Cassadee Pope came out on top against fellow Team Blake member Terry McDermott.

Arguably the biggest of any Team Blake winner, Pope earned multiple number ones on iTunes during her run on the show, her Top 4 rendition of “Stupid Boy” by Keith Urban not only securing her spot in the finale, but beating out “Gangnam Style” by one-hit wonder Psy on the charts.

4. Bryce Leatherwood – Season 22

Bryce Leatherwood may not have been the expected winner of Season 22, but the country singer became Team Blake’s ninth and latest winner after having the honor of being the first winner to have been in the Instant Save in the Playoffs.

Leatherwood seemed to be on Team Blake from the start, auditioning with Shelton’s rendition of “Goodbye Time” by Conway Twitty, and going on to cover several notable country artists like Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn and fellow The Voice alum Morgan Wallen.

3. Sundance Head – Season 11

American Idol fans may remember Sundance Head as a Season 6 contestant, eliminated long before the memorable Top 10 of that season. But nearly a decade later, Head got his second chance at stardom when he auditioned for Season 11 of The Voice and scored a spot on Team Blake.

Although he’s known for hit country tunes, like most members of Team Blake, some of Head’s fan-favorite performances were R&B songs he put a country twist on, like “At Last” by Etta James and “No One” by Alicia Keys.

2. Danielle Bradbery – Season 4

Season 4 felt like deja vu when yet another pop-country singer and another member of Team Blake took home the title. Danielle Bradbery beat out Team Usher triple threat Michelle Chamuel and notably went on to have a successful career in country music.

At just 16 years old, Bradbery was a record breaker, being the youngest winner in the show’s history until Season 8, while also having more iTunes downloads than any other contestant at the time, including “Maybe It Was Memphis” by Pam Tillis, which Bradbery sang both during the Live Playoffs and the finale.

1. Cam Anthony – Season 20

After a slow-rising career of Youtube covers and appearing on Ellen, Cam Anthony tried his shot at Season 20 where his audition led to coach Nick Jonas blocking Adam Levine and Anthony ultimately choosing Team Blake.

Anthony’s win marked the eighth one for Team Blake, his most notable performance being “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men, a song he once earned praise for after covering on Youtube, as well as one that’s dear to him due to a personal family tradition.

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Ashley Amber is a 29-year-old writer, author and dancer. When Ashley isn't live-blogging shows like The Voice and Dancing With The Stars for MJ's Big Blog, she works as a writer for Happy Productions and a contributor at The DIS, and previously published over 300 articles for Collider. Ashley has also authored a self-published fantasy/romance series of novelettes, and made her poetry debut in 2021's LGBTQIA+ anthology Deviant: Chronicles of Pride by InkFeathers Publishing. As a former pro ballroom dancer, when she's not writing, you can find Ashley on Youtube and TikTok where she posts dance videos featuring her own choreography and tutorials.