Chloe Kohanski was "at a loss for words" after winning Season 13 of The Voice.
The 23-year-old aspiring singer thanked fans and coach Blake Shelton after besting Addison Agen and Brooke Simpson, who came in second and third place, respectively, on the NBC reality competition's Season 13 finale Tuesday.
"currently at a loss for words... thank you thank you thank you. for everything. @nbcthevoice changed my life forever," she wrote in an Instagram post.
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Kohanski told reporters after the episode that she wouldn't have won without Shelton's help. The 41-year-old country star has coached five other contestants to victory on the show.
"I never had a moment where I thought 'I have this in the bag,'" Kohanski said. "It instilled a lot of confidence in me. No matter what I was walking away with I have a sense of who I am."
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"I also feel like I wouldn't have won, I believe Blake when he says he does take care of his team," she added. "I'm very stoked that we won this together, that's very fun. It's not just for the show, it's real."
Shelton was among those to congratulate Kohanski online.
"We did it!!! Congrats @ChloeKohanski!!! #TeamBlake @NBCTheVoice," he tweeted.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 20, 2017
Kohanski, who hails from Mount Juliet, Tenn., impressed throughout the season, including during her cover of Bonnie Tyler's hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart." She performed "White Wedding" with Billy Idol on Tuesday's finale.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.