The NBC singing competition “The Voice” crowned the season 11 winner last night, with the title going to 37-year-old country singer Sundance Head from Houston. USA Today reports that Billy Gilman, 28, of Richmond, R.I., was the runner-up.
“Wé McDonald, 17, who hails from New York’s Harlem neighborhood, finished third and Josh Gallagher, a 26-year-old from Johnstown, Pa., finished fourth,” the story reports. “An emotional Head, who exchanged hugs with Gilman and his coach, Blake Shelton, then performed his original song, ‘Darlin’ Don’t Go,’ starting slowly after sharing a long hug with family members.”
The two-hour finale was up 14% over the previous season finale both in total viewers and in the key 18-49 demo, according to NBC, citing Nielsen fast affiliate time period data. The network reported that the show delivered 12.045 million viewers, vs. 10.594 million for the May 24 finale, along with a 2.5 average rating in 18-49, vs. a 2.2.
Here’s the big finish, with Sundance Head performing with KISS …