The Voice has crowned Chevel Shepherd its Season 15 champion over runner-up Chris Kroeze.

Chevel, a 16-year-old from Farmington, NM, competed on Kelly Clarkson's team and was declared the winner of Season 15 of The Voice during Tuesday night's live finale broadcast on NBC.

Ironically, the winner of last season, Brynn Cartelli, was only 15 years old at the time.

Kelly will definitely have some bragging rights on the show going forward, as her team members won back-to-back seasons of The Voice. Season 14 marked her first time serving as a coach.

Chevel's victory was based on the home viewer votes that poured in following Monday night's Top 4 performance show in which each finalist took the stage three times with a cover, a duet with his or her coach, and an original single.

Chevel had several solid performances over this week's two-night finale event, but the poised country artist's catchy original song "Broken Hearts" probably pushed her over the edge when it came to America's voting.

Kelly revealed the song was initially intended for one of her own records but she found it fitting to donate the potential hit to her beloved young team member.

Chevel's performance of "Broken Hearts" made Kelly cry during Monday night's penultimate broadcast.

"I think you are such a magical being, especially for women in country music. It's so special what you represent, not just for girls your age but for women. It was just so beautiful," Kelly gushed at the time.

Meanwhile, the season's second-place finisher, Chris, a 27-year-old from Barron, WI, sang on behalf of Blake Shelton's team.

Blake gushed about how Chris had "one hell of a moment" on Monday night when he debuted his original song, "Human."

Chris also "killed" his rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama," according to Blake, who pointed out the artist's amazing guitar skills as well.

Third place went to Kirk Jay, a 22-year-old from Bay Minette, AL, who also represented Blake's team this season.
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And finally, Kennedy Holmes, a 14-year-old from St. Louis, MO, claimed fourth place. She just recently turned 14 and is the youngest finalist to ever be on the competition, and she competed as a member of Jennifer Hudson's team.

When Kennedy's fate in the competition was announced by host Carson Daly, Jennifer could be seen mouthing "wow" in disbelief and disappointment. Many fans had Kennedy pegged to take home the gold since she delivered flawless performances on Monday night.

Coach Adam Levine was not represented in the finale, but he made it clear Chevel was one of his Season 15 favorites.

The Voice's Tuesday night finale featured performances from the following famous faces: Kelly Rowland, Rascal Flatts, The Doobie Brothers, Dan + Shay, Panic! At The Disco, John Legend -- who will serve as a coach next season -- Esperanza Spalding, Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, George Bentley, Dierks Bentley, Marshmello and Bastille, and Brynn Cartelli.

In addition to the Top 4 artists performing again, a handful of previously-eliminated The Voice contestants also returned to sing, including DeAndre Nico, which might've surprised viewers considering he left the show with a bad taste in his mouth after his coach, Adam, was accused of playing favorites and rallied to save a different team member, Reagan Strange, at DeAndre's expense.
About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.