The Voice Crowns a Season 19 Winner

The Voice announced its season 19 winner during the singing competition's Dec. 15 finale. See the winning coach's joyful reaction!

By Ryan Gajewski Dec 16, 2020 4:03 AMTags
Carter Rubin, The VoiceTrae Patton/NBC

It's time to raise a glass to the season 19 winner of The Voice!

The NBC signing competition crowned its winner during the season finale on Tuesday, Dec. 15, with Team Gwen Stefani's Carter Rubin topping runner-up Jim Ranger of Team Blake Shelton. The victory pitted the engaged pair of coaches against each other and marked Gwen's first winning season.

"Oh, my God, we won!" Gwen exclaimed in a video with 15-year-old Carter that the "Just a Girl" star posted to Twitter immediately following the exciting announcement. "This is so crazy. We're trying to understand that this happening right now."

In the video that is below, she also joked about the difficulty of celebrating during the ongoing pandemic. "And we're not even supposed to be close to each other," she lamented.

Blake proved to be a good sport about not taking the title. "Congrats on the win @gwenstefani!" he tweeted. "I'll let this one slide! @carterjrubin... if anyone beat #TeamBlake, I'm glad it's you!!!!"

There were five finalists still standing as the show headed into Tuesday's showdown. They were Team Gwen's Carter Rubin, Team John Legend's John Holiday, Team Kelly Clarkson's DeSz and Team Blake's Jim Ranger and Ian Flanigan.

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John took fifth place, DeSz nabbed fourth, and Ian was in third.

Gwen and Carter performed a duet of "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," an original holiday tune from the No Doubt singer's 2017 Christmas album.

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"Well, we may not have taken the @nbcthevoice title this time around, but I feel like a winner having worked with some incredible artists this season!" Blake tweeted immediately after his team lost to Carter. "@jimranger @IanFlanigan y'all should be so proud of what y'all have done this season! It's just the beginning!Watch out world!!!!!"

Blake had previously posted support for his finalists by tweeting just before the end of the episode, "It's been a real treat to work with y'all @jimranger @IanFlanigan! We'll get Blake Shelton & the Husky Boys back together one day."

The episode's guest performers included Jason DeruloLewis CapaldiDan + ShayLauren Daigle24kGoldn with iann dior, and Florida Georgia Line with Nelly

During the episode, the season's top 20 performers teamed up for a festive rendition of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Gwen and Blake were also featured in a cute skit in which they spent time bonding in the great outdoors.

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