16-year-old Danielle Bradbery was named the winner of the reality television show The Voice on Tuesday night, becoming the youngest contestant to ever win the competition. The young country prodigy sang her way into a recording contract, beating out The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel. Here’s what you need to know about The Voice‘s fourth winner, Danielle Bradbery.
1. She’s the Youngest Winner Ever
Bradbery is just 16 years old and is the youngest contestant to ever win on The Voice. She currently goes to Cypress Ranch High School and has five brothers and sisters.
2. She’s From Texas
Bradbery is a true southern bell. She was born in League City, Texas and grew up in Cypress, Texas.
3. She Sings Country
Maybe it Was Memphis by Pam Tillis
4. She Beat Out the Swon Brothers
The winner beat out Oklahoma natives, the Swon Brothers. The brothers were the first ever duo to make it to the finals and were stiff competition for Bradbery whose fan base grew with each episode.
5. And Michelle Chamuel
She also won over Michelle Chamuel from Wellesley, Massachusetts. After an unsuccessful audition in 2012, Chamuel returned for the 2013 season and got picked by the judges by singing Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl.
6. Her version of ‘Born to Fly’ shot to No. 2 on iTunes
After singing Born to Fly by Sara Evans on Monday, her version shot to No. 2 on iTunes and stayed there throughout Tuesday, an indicator that she would win.
7. She Was on Team Blake
Of the four judges–Adam Levine, Shakira, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton–Bradbery was on Team Blake. The Oklahoma country music star has been the winning coach for three straight seasons.
8. She Gets a Record Contract
The winner of the reality television competition gets $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records.
9. She’s Never Had a Vocal Lesson
Believe it or not, the 16-year-old has never has a vocal lesson in her life, but admits to singing in the mirror. Bradbery is truly a child prodigy with such a powerful voice at such a young age.
10. She Sang ‘Mean’ by Taylor Swift in her Audition