'The Voice' crowns Bryce Leatherwood from Blake Shelton's team its Season 22 winner
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/13/2022
The Voice crowned Bryce Leatherwood its Season 22 champion during Tuesday night's two-hour finale broadcast on NBC.
"The winner of The Voice is Bryce Leatherwood! Congratulations! You are the winner!" The Voice host Carson Daly announced at the conclusion of the finale broadcast.
Bryce, a 22-year-old student and country crooner from Woodstock, GA, who currently resides in Statesboro, GA, represented The Voice coach Blake Shelton this season.
The win for "Team Blake" marked the Blake's ninth victory as a coach in the past 22 seasons of The Voice.
"I think the biggest lesson I'm going to take away from being coached by THE Blake Shelton is be myself," Bryce said before the final results were announced.
"Be yourself and who you are," he added, "and No. 2, have fun man... This is the greatest experience of my life."
The runner-up artist was not announced; however, Bryce was named winner of The Voice instead of Bodie, a 29-year-old professor and singer from Los Angeles, CA, who currently resides in Ladera Ranch, CA, and Morgan Myles, a 35-year-old musician from Williamsport, PA who currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Bodie, another member of Blake's team, told his coach during the live broadcast, "I knew going in here I wanted to pick a coach who believed in me, and I felt so supported by you and guided by you to be my own artist. I've loved working with you, sincerely."
The five The Voice finalists also sang duets with their respective coaches.
On Monday night's final performance show for The Voice's 22nd season, Bryce performed "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Elvis Presley (as performed by Travis Tritt) as well as "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Keith Whitley.