The Voice: Cam Anthony wins season 20 with coach Blake Shelton in two-hour, star-studded finale

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    Blake Shelton made history winning season 20 of The Voice on Tuesday’s live two-hour finale.

    ‘Yes! Yes!’ he screamed as his contestant Cam Anthony, 19, was announced as the show’s winner, securing him his record eighth win as a coach.

    For his triumph, Cam earned $100,000 in cash and a recording contract with Universal Music Group.

    The champ: Cam Anthony held up his trophy after winning season 20 of The Voice on Tuesday during a two-hour, star-studded finale on NBC

    The champ: Cam Anthony held up his trophy after winning season 20 of The Voice on Tuesday during a two-hour, star-studded finale on NBC

    The Philadelphia native had been a fan favorite from the moment he turned three chairs during the blind auditions with Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down.

    He garnered even more votes after his riveting performance of Cynthia Erivo’s Stand Up and Bon Jovi’s Wanted: Dead Or Alive on Monday’s first finale show.

    Watching him sing, Blake, 44, announced that God had brought Cam into his life, and vowed that his performances would ‘change everything’ for The Voice.

    Cam has known fame before: A video of him singing Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man went viral when he was 11; by 14, he’d played the White House and signed with Dr. Dre.

    Winning coach: Blake Shelton won The Voice for a record eighth time with Cam

    Winning coach: Blake Shelton won The Voice for a record eighth time with Cam

    The moment: The 44-year-old country star reacted as his singer Cam was named as the winner of season 20 and shouted,'Yes! Yes!'

    The moment: The 44-year-old country star reacted as his singer Cam was named as the winner of season 20 and shouted, ‘Yes! Yes!’

    Big hug: Cam and Blake hugged it out after the teenager was named the winner as confetti fell

    Big hug: Cam and Blake hugged it out after the teenager was named the winner as confetti fell

    On Tuesday, he and Blake performed Fine Young Cannibals’ She Drives Me Crazy, a song that the young artist had never heard before.

    With his victory, Blake was able to reclaim his title as ‘King of The Voice’ after his fiancée Gwen Stefani, 51,  won season 19 last year. He earlier predicted that Cam would be the first ‘superstar’ to emerge from the NBC show.

    Blake emphasized his dominance in a funny show segment, getting massages and showing off the parking space, office and megaphone he’d earned with past wins.

    Teaming up: Blake performed Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy, a song that the young artist had never heard before

    Teaming up: Blake performed Fine Young Cannibals’ She Drives Me Crazy, a song that the young artist had never heard before

    ‘Some people might think this has gone to my head,’ Blake said, pushing a button that turned the other judges’ chairs, then swapping his chair for a recliner. ‘I just don’t see it.’

    Team Kelly’s Kenzie Wheeler, 22, a resident of Dover, Florida, was the show’s runner-up; he and Cam both won a trip to Universal Orlando’s theme parks.

    Coming in third was Team Blake’s Jordan Matthew Young, 34, from Austin, Texas; Team Nick’s Rachel Mac, 15, of Romeo, Michigan, placed fourth, while Team Legend’s Victor Solomon, 22, of Peoria, Illinois, finished in fifth place.

    Second place: Team Kelly's Kenzie Wheeler, 22, a resident of Dover, Florida, was the show's runner-up

    Second place: Team Kelly’s Kenzie Wheeler, 22, a resident of Dover, Florida, was the show’s runner-up

    Final five: Show host Carson Daly stood with the final five of Cam, Jordan Matthew Young, Rachel Mac, Victor Solomon and Kenzie before announcing the winner

    Final five: Show host Carson Daly stood with the final five of Cam, Jordan Matthew Young, Rachel Mac, Victor Solomon and Kenzie before announcing the winner

    Blake’s BFFs and former fellow coaches had a similarly big night with their performances.

    Adam Levine, 42, popped up early on sporting a pink mohawk and teased Blake about how much he texted him, while Blake chided Adam for wearing two shirts.

    The former coach and his band Maroon Five subsequently played their new single Beautiful Mistakes, accompanied by Megan Thee Stallion, 26, on a video screen.

    He's back: Adam Levine, 42, popped up early on sporting a pink mohawk and teased Blake about how much he texted him, while Blake chided Adam for wearing two shirts

    He’s back: Adam Levine, 42, popped up early on sporting a pink mohawk and teased Blake about how much he texted him, while Blake chided Adam for wearing two shirts

    Gwen opened the show by joining rapper Saweetie, 27, onstage to do their revamped version of Gwen’s song Slow Clap, which will appear on her fifth studio album.

    The star-studded finale also featured an appearance by Justin Bieber, 27, who sported braids and nubby pigtails, instead of his new buzzcut, while singing Peaches and Hold On.

    Country star Kelsea Ballerini, 27, who’d filled in for Kelly Clarkson, 39, during the season, unveiled her new single, Half Of My Hometown, with an assist from Kenzie.

    Dynamic duo: Gwen Stefani opened the show by joining rapper Saweetie, 27, onstage to do their revamped version of Gwen's song Slow Clap

    Dynamic duo: Gwen Stefani opened the show by joining rapper Saweetie, 27, onstage to do their revamped version of Gwen’s song Slow Clap

    Stylish stars: Saweetie and Gwen lit up the stage in eye-catching outfits

    Stylish stars: Saweetie and Gwen lit up the stage in eye-catching outfits

    Pop star: Justin  Bieber also performed during the season 20 finale

    Pop star: Justin  Bieber also performed during the season 20 finale

    Hit songs: The Canadian singer sported braids and nubby pigtails, instead of his new buzzcut, while singing Peaches and Hold On

    Hit songs: The Canadian singer sported braids and nubby pigtails, instead of his new buzzcut, while singing Peaches and Hold On

    Kenzie and his coach Kelly dueted on Keith Whitley’s When You Say Nothing At All.

    Nick Jonas, 28, joined Rachel on the Foo Fighters’ Best Of You, marking the first time the band approved one of their songs for use on the show.

    Blake and Jordan collaborated on George Strait’s country hit, All My Exes Live In Texas.

    Coach duet: Kenzie and his coach Kelly dueted on Keith Whitley's When You Say Nothing At All

    Coach duet: Kenzie and his coach Kelly dueted on Keith Whitley’s When You Say Nothing At All

    Show history: Nick Jonas, 28, joined Rachel on the Foo Fighters' Best Of You, marking the first time the band approved one of their songs for use on the show

    Show history: Nick Jonas, 28, joined Rachel on the Foo Fighters’ Best Of You, marking the first time the band approved one of their songs for use on the show

    Classic country: Blake and Jordan collaborated on George Strait's country hit, All My Exes Live In Texas

    Classic country: Blake and Jordan collaborated on George Strait’s country hit, All My Exes Live In Texas

    Finally, John Legend, 42, sang Donny Hathaway’s Somebody We’ll All Be Free with Victor.

    Blake’s fellow coaches had tried to trounce the country singer before he won.

    Kelly trained with Olympic fencer Alexander Massialis, 27, thrusting her épee at Blake’s photo.

    Nailed it: John Legend, 42, sang Donny Hathaway's Somebody We'll All Be Free with Victor

    Nailed it: John Legend, 42, sang Donny Hathaway’s Somebody We’ll All Be Free with Victor

    ‘We don’t go for the face here, but I like the aggression,’ Alexander said.

    Nick worked out Rocky-style, downing raw eggs, jumping rope, doing sit-ups and running on a treadmill while punching the air.

    ‘I don’t speak loser,’ he told a cutout of Blake.

    Season 20: Nick, Kelly, Blake, Carson and John looked back on 20 seasons of the NBC show

    Season 20: Nick, Kelly, Blake, Carson and John looked back on 20 seasons of the NBC show

    John’s strategy was to compose Welcome to Team Legend, a catchy recruitment tune profiled in the mockumentary short, ‘John Legend: Making of a Song.’

    Mega-mentor Snoop Dogg, 49, and DJ Battlecat, 53, showed up to perform SIttin’ On Blades. Thomas Rhett, 31, a former advisor for Team Kelly, sang his latest single Country Again.

    Thomas wasn’t the only one to play a new tune: Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, 27, rocked out to his single Imagine, while Lauren Daigle, 29, sang Hold On, and OneRepublic did Run.

    The Voice premiered on NBC in April 2011. 

    The show will return later this year for season 21 featuring pop star Ariana Grande, 27, as a new coach replacing Nick. 

    New song: Adam and Maroon 5 performed their new song Beautiful Mistakes

    New song: Adam and Maroon 5 performed their new song Beautiful Mistakes

    Guest coach: Kelsea Ballerini performed her new single Half Of My Hometown after serving as a guest coach this season for an ill Kelly

    Guest coach: Kelsea Ballerini performed her new single Half Of My Hometown after serving as a guest coach this season for an ill Kelly

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