'The Voice' crowns Cam Anthony Season 20 champion over runner-up Kenzie Wheeler
By Steven Rogers, 05/26/2021
The Voice crowned Cam Anthony its Season 20 champion during Tuesday night's two-hour live finale on NBC, giving coach Blake Shelton his eighth win in twenty seasons with the show.
"The winner of The Voice is....Cam Anthony! You did it," The Voice host Carson Daly announced at the conclusion of the two-hour broadcast. "Grab that trophy, Cam!"
"Yes! Yes!" Blake shouted after Carson revealed Cam's victory.
Cam, a 19-year-old singer from Pennsylvania who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, was named The Voice's Season 20 winner over Kenzie Wheeler, a 22-year-old grocery-store employee from Dover, FL who finished as the competition's runner-up.
Prior to the announcement of Cam's victory, Carson had asked the soulful artist about his "unlikely pairing" with his country-star coach.
"Blake -- we've talked about how unlikely this pairing was, and honestly this has been the time of my life, just being able to explore my artistry on the show and have as much fun as possible," Cam told Blake.
"I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to take that on as my personal job, and I would say that over the time that I have been doing music I haven't really been given that opportunity to explore it in that way -- so I just appreciate you and I'm happy to do this."
Blake had also gushed about Cam before his win was announced.
"Cam... man, I meant what I said last night -- I think you being on this show and giving us the chance to be a part of your journey, I think it's changed the show forever," Blake told Cam.
"We've been needing that, we're twenty seasons in here you are. So I want to say thank you for being here man! Thank you!"
Jordan Matthew Young, a 34-year-old guitar repairman and house builder from Utah who currently resides in Austin, TX, finished The Voice's Season 20 competition in third place.
Like Cam, Jordan was a member of Blake's "Team Blake" roster.
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The Voice's five Season 20 finale singers were determined based on the results of last week's Top 9 finalists round, in which the top vote-getter from each coach's team automatically advanced to the finale and were joined by one additional Top 9 finalist who earned the last "Instant Save" of the season based on live viewer voting.
After Cam had advanced to the finale as the top vote-getter on "Team Blake," viewers had awarded Jordan the "Instant Save" giving Blake two singers in the Season 20 finale.
Rachel Mack, a 15-year-old high school student from Romeo, MI, finished The Voice's Season 20 competition in fourth place.
Rounding out the Season 20 finale in fifth place was Victor Solomon, a 22-year-old college student from Illinois who currently resides in Greensboro, NC.