The Winner Is

The Winner Is Information

The Winner Is is an American vocal game show that airs on NBC. Hosted by Nick Lachey, the seven-episode series features singers of all ages who will compete for a chance to win $1,000,000. The show premiered on June 10, 2013.

The winner of the series was Katie Ohh, a nurse who won by a 57-44 decision from the 101 expert judges. For her final song, she sang "The Climb". The runner-up was Sharde Bivans, a teacher, who performed "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". The other four finalists in the Final 6 were the performers Amy Showalter, Leah Grace, and the vocal groups Senior Sounds of Touch and The LaFontaines.

With a dismal 1.0 rating/3 share among adults 18-49, NBC announced its immediate cancellation on August 6, 2013, with two episodes remaining.


In the first round, six contestants or groups are paired against each other and perform a song of their choice. After each of the contestants or groups have performed their song the 101 voters decide who did better. The voting numbers are then revealed, but the contestants are not told which number is theirs. The host presents them with an offer of money. The contestants are asked if they think they have lost or won the battle. If they think they have lost, the contestant will press the button accepting the cash amount and being eliminated from the competition and the chance at the $1,000,000. The contestant with the highest number of votes, out of the three winners, automatically advances to the Final Round. In the second round, the two winners who did not receive the highest number of votes compete against each other. The contestants will again be offered a greater amount of money to walk away after the voting numbers are revealed. The winner of this round will go on to the Final Round. In the Final Round, the remaining two contestants will compete against each other. The voting numbers will be revealed again and they will be offered a higher amount of money than in the Second Round. The winner of the Final Round will continue on to compete for the $1,000,000 on the season finale.


Preliminary Rounds

{{colorbox}} " Contestant wins and/or advances.
{{colorbox}} " Contestant loses and/or least is eliminated.
{{colorbox}} " Contestant took the money offer least and was eliminated.

Episode 1 (June 10, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Lady Marmalade" LaKisha Jones (33) Lito Villareal (68) "Nessun Dorma"
$10,000 "Domino" Schae (35) Kalama Brothers (66) "More Than Words"
$10,000 "Love Is a Battlefield" Kirbi Jo Long (5) Katie Ohh (96) "Independence Day"
Round 2
$25,000 "Grenade" Lito Villareal (13) Kalama Brothers (88) "Hey, Soul Sister"
Final Round
$50,000 "It's Time" Kalama Brothers (10) Katie Ohh (91) "Breathe"

Episode 2 (June 17, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Proud Mary" The Newman Twins (31) Jesse Pringle (70) "As Long as You Love Me"
$10,000 "Closer" Ben Nichols (28) Gina Wagner (73) "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
$10,000 "No One" Legaci (28) Leah Grace (73)1 "Who's Lovin' You"
Round 2
$25,000 "It Will Rain" Jesse Pringle (49) Gina Wagner (52) "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Final Round
$50,000 "Born This Way" Leah Grace (20) Gina Wagner (81) "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"
1Leah Grace and Gina Wagner tied for first place at the end of Round 1. Therefore, the 101 voters were asked to vote for who they would like to see "fast tracked" to the Final Round. The 101 voters decided with a 59-42 vote that Leah Grace would be "fast tracked". As a result, Gina Wagner was forced to compete in Round 2.

Episode 3 (July 11, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Locked Out of Heaven" Senior Sounds of Touch (80) Miranda Rae Mayo (21) "Set Fire to the Rain"
$10,000 "God Bless the USA" Kenny Ray Horton (73) Jesse Mayo (28) "Glad You Came"
$10,000 "Feeling Good" The American Bombshells (11) Douglas Roegiers (90) "Luck Be a Lady Tonight"
Round 2
$25,000 "I Can't Help Myself" Senior Sounds of Touch (68) Kenny Ray Horton (33) "Chicken Fried"
Final Round
$50,000 "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" Douglas Roegiers (41) Senior Sounds of Touch (60) "Get Ready"

Episode 4 (July 18, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Dog Days Are Over" Agape Love Ensemble (55) Thomas Wells (46) "Bless the Broken Road"
$10,000 "Drops of Jupiter" Matt Beilis (47) Joanna Jones (54) "Try"
$10,000 "Fallin'" The LaFontaines (87) The TBA Girls (14) "The Lonely Goatherd"
Round 2
$25,000 "Who Are You" Agape Love Ensemble (45) Joanna Jones (56) "Bleeding Love"
Final Round
$50,000 "Instant Karma!" Agape Love Ensemble (7) The LaFontaines (94) "Run to You"

Episode 5 (July 25, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Hey Ya" Crystal Starr & The Bowties (28) Shaylin Becton (73) "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
$10,000 "I'm the Only One" Amy Showalter (94) The Cuddlers (7) "You Make Me Feel..."
$10,000 "Girl on Fire" Alexa Pantaleo (12) James Chappell III (89) "Soul Man"
Round 2
$25,000 "Unwritten" Shaylin Becton (7) James Chappell III (94) "When I Was Your Man"
Final Round
$50,000 "Before He Cheats" Amy Showalter (45) James Chappell III (56) "Breakeven"

Episode 6 (August 1, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$10,000 "Alone" Vanessa Echevarria (42) Annie McQueen (59) "Natural Woman"
$10,000 "Harder to Breathe" Duwende (59) Carson Henley (42) "When You Were Young"
$10,000 "Born To Be Wild" Charles Glenn (19) Sharde Bivans (82) "I'm Going Down"
Round 2
$25,000 "Someone Like You" Annie McQueen (38) Duwende (68) "Man In the Mirror"
Final Round
$50,000 "Blown Away" Sharde Bivans (61) Duwende (40) "You Get What You Give"

Episode 7 - Finale (August 8, 2013)

Money Offered Song Competitor 1 (Votes) Competitor 2 (Votes) Song
Round 1
$50,000 "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" The LaFontaines (19) Katie Ohh (82) "Cry"
$50,000 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Senior Sounds of Touch (74) Leah Grace (27) "Price Tag"
$50,000 "Gunpowder & Lead" Amy Showalter (13) Sharde Bivans (88) "I Have Nothing"
Round 2
$100,000 "You and I" Sharde Bivans (84) Senior Sounds of Touch (17) "What Makes You Beautiful"
Final Round
$200,000 "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" Sharde Bivans (44) Katie Ohh (57) "The Climb"

U.S. Nielsen ratings

Episode list
No# Episode Air date Ratings Rating/share
1 6 Songs to a Million June 10, 2013 1.9/6 6.59
2 Million Dollar Mistake June 17, 2013 1.9/5 6.68
3 Million Dollar Dreams July 11, 2013 1.1/3 4.03
4 Million Dollar Surprise July 18, 2013 0.9/3 3.89
5 Million Dollar Shock July 25, 2013 0.9/3 3.84
6 Million Dollar Temptation August 01, 2013 1.0/3 4.29
7 Million Dollar Finale August 08, 2013 1.4/4 5.19

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