'Voice' winner calls it 'incredibly overwhelming'
In this image provided by NBC Blake Shelton and Danielle Bradbery pose after she won season-four of "The Voice" Tuesday June 18, 2013. Bradbery never had a big singing gig or a vocal lesson. It's also the third win for her coach Blake Shelton. (AP Photo?NBC, Trae Patton)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Danielle Bradbery has "The Voice" — and the microphone-holding trophy to match.
The 16-year-old country singer said she was "overwhelmed with emotion" when she was crowned the winner of the NBC singing competition Tuesday.
"I mean confetti and fireworks in the background and being handed this really heavy trophy. It was all so incredibly overwhelming," Bradbery said of her crowning moment. "But I mean, I finished the song like they told me to. But yeah, it was scary."
In this image provided by NBC confetti falls on Danielle Bradbery after she won season-four of "The Voice" Tuesday June 18, 2013. (AP Photo?NBC, Tyler Golden)
No one was more proud than Bradbery's doting coach Blake Shelton, who helped the young powerhouse beat out indie rocker Michelle Chamuel and country duo the Swon Brothers for the season four title and also happened to be celebrating his 37th birthday.
"I've been drinking. Just so you know, I'll be honest," he admitted on the post-show red carpet. "This started out a special day because it's my birthday. And my wife's here with me and we've been having fun. We watched last night's episode on DVR when we got home and the two of us decided that it's up in the air. ... To see that Danielle won, that's a big deal for me obviously. But it's a bigger deal for this show because Danielle Bradbery is actually a true amateur and we saw her go from being that to a pro before our very eyes."