Did ‘The Voice’ Season 18 Winner’s Connection to Their Coach Give Them an Advantage?

by Jeremy Spirogis
(top row l-r) Blake Shelton, John Legend; (bottom row l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas; (right) Carson Daly on

The outcomes of The Voice Season 18 had been revealed crowning a winner. Fans are having a robust response to it and a few are calling for adjustments subsequent season. But did the winner have a bonus over the opposite finalists? Here is why it’s potential and extra. [Spoiler for The Voice Season 18 Live Finale Part 2]

‘The Voice’ Season 18 topped a winner

(top row l-r) Blake Shelton, John Legend; (bottom row l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas; (right) Carson Daly on 'The Voice'
(high row l-r) Blake Shelton, John Legend; (backside row l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas; (proper) Carson Daly on ‘The Voice’ | NBC/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

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The latest season has formally ended with revealing how followers voted for the ultimate outcomes. Micah Iverson from Team Kelly Clarkson was in fifth place, CammWess from Team John Legend was in fourth place. That left Todd Tilgham and Toneisha Harris from Team Blake Shelton and Thunderstorm Artis from Team Nick Jonas as the ultimate three artists.

Tilgham was the one who took residence the trophy for Team Blake. Shelton truly had two artists make it by means of as a result of Harris was on his crew.

The coach tweeted concerning the finale with, “YES!!! That’s what I’m talking about!!!!!! CONGRATS @todd_tilghman!!! Season 18 @NBCTheVoice WINNER! You deserve this – so proud of you! Let’s go!!!!!!!”

The pastor additionally tweeted with, “I wish I knew how to say thank you. And I wish y’all knew how much I respect and admire my new friends and fellow artists/contestants on @NBCTheVoice. I don’t know how long it’ll take me to process, but I sure am #grateful for every moment. @blakeshelton #TheVoice.”

Blake Shelton stated he felt like he knew Todd Tilgham his entire life

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The nation singer had a dialog with Tilghman within the first a part of the finale earlier than he sang “I Can Only Imagine” by Christian rock band MercyMe. Shelton made it clear that he felt linked to the pastor.

“Literally talking to you is like I’ve known you my whole life. Your journey is pretty amazing because you’ve kind of been this well-kept secret down in there in Meridan, Mississippi,” Shelton instructed Tilghman. “Nobody knew this incredible superstar was lurking in a church down there.”

It’s not stunning that the coach felt a reference to Tilgham. Tilgham can simply slip into nation music and he lives in the same space to Shelton. Shelton lives in Oklahoma whereas Tilgham lives in Mississippi.

Shelton’s different artist, Harris is extra targeted on gospel music and R&B. She is from Georgia. But she didn’t share the identical nation reference to the coach.

Shelton stated followers vote for individuals who have an ‘actual bond’

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Shelton was beforehand requested what his secret was behind profitable probably the most as a coach on The Voice. He instructed Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that it got here all the way down to nation music and him connecting with sure artists.

“America they can see it when you have an actual real bond with somebody on your team. People connect to that,” Shelton stated. “There is one thing concerning the nation viewers on the market. They’re very energetic. You know from [American] Idol a few of yall’s winners,” continued Shelton. “The country audience is so loyal and they connect. They follow through, man. They get on the phone. They vote.”

This might imply Tilghman had a bonus over the opposite finalists. He may be the same artist to Harris given they each have musical roots within the church. But Shelton had a robust reference to Tilghman and made it identified to followers.

It’s laborious to say if that is essentially a foul or good factor. Coaches ought to be inspired to kind connections with all of their artists. However, if there’s one they clearly are nearer with that may result in a bonus like this one.

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