The winner of The Voice Season 15 was announced Tuesday night (Dec. 18), and while it's always suspenseful to see who's going to take the big prize, viewers of the NBC reality show pretty much knew it was most likely going to be a country artist.

After all, three of the four finalists made their marks on the season belting out country songs, and two of them were coached by the show's resident country king, Blake Shelton.

However, it was the country dark horse, coached by Kelly Clarkson, who prevailed and won America's heart. Sixteen-year-old Chevel Shepherd was crowned the winner for the season.

Shepherd faced up against Chris Kroeze and Kirk Jay (both on Team Blake), as well as Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer Hudson). Kroeze took second place, Jay (very surprisingly, as he was a fan favorite) landed in third, and Holmes landed in fourth place.

Shepherd's victory marks Clarkson's second win on the show. Season 14's champion was Clarkson's Brynn Cartelli, who at 15 set a record as the youngest winner of the series to date.

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