Danielle Bradbery Wins 'The Voice' Season 4
June 19th, 2013 8:32am EDT
Danielle Bradbery was named "The Voice" on Tuesday night.
The 16-year-old country singer beat out Team Usher's Michelle Chamuel to win Season 4 of the hit NBC singing competition, earning her a recording deal with Universal Music Group.
Danielle's fellow Team Blake members The Swon Brothers came in third place, but became the first duo in the show's history to make it to the finals.
With the victory, Danielle becomes the first amateur to win The Voice. Previous champs Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope all had professional experience before they appeared on the show.
She is also the third consecutive Team Blake artist and second consecutive female country artist to take the title, after Pope, who transitioned from pop-rock to country during the show's third season. Season one winner Colon and season two champion Paul were both male R&B artists.
Danielle's predecessor Cassadee Pope is now signed to Republic Nashville and on tour with Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry. She returned to The Voice last week to perform her first post-show single, "Wasting All These Tears." Pope won the title almost exactly six months ago, on December 18.
The Voice will search for another winner when it returns with its fifth season on September 23.
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