(CBS News) The fourth season of “The Voice” now has a winner.
The competition had narrowed down to country singers Danielle Bradbery and the Swon Brothers, from Blake Shelton’s team, and indie singer Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher.
When it came time to name a winner on Tuesday night, it was Bradbery’s name that was called. Chamuel came in second place, while the Swon Brothers took third.
“I’m so thankful,” Bradbery, 16, said after her win as her eyes brimmed with tears. “I’m sorry, I’m speechless.” She closed the show with Sara Evans’ “Born to Fly,” which she also performed during Monday’s finals.
It was also a good night for her coach — in addition to celebrating his 37th birthday, Bradbery marks Shelton’s third consecutive win on the show (He won season 2 with Jermaine Paul and season 3 with Cassadee Pope).
In addition to crowning a champion, the two-hour finale also included an appearance by Cher, who, wearing a black and mesh ensemble with a purple hairstyle, sang her new single “Woman’s World” in what was her first live TV performance in more than a decade.
Other performances came from Christina Aguilera (who will return as a coach for season 5), Bruno Mars, Florida Georiga Line with Nelly, Hunter Hayes and Bob Seger. There were also performances from past season 4 contestants, who sang in group numbers as well as with the top three.
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