Rock Legend Leads ‘Voice’ Contestant To Big Win With Soul Shaking Duet

Rock Legend Leads ‘Voice’ Contestant To Big Win With Soul Shaking Duet | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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And The Winner Is…

One of the hottest shows on television, The Voice came to an explosive conclusion last night as fan favorite Chloe Kohanski was crowned the show’s season 13 winner, due in no small part to her forceful final performance: a duet with rock legend Billy Idol. Idol, 62, joined Kohanski for a high octane performance of 1982’s “White Wedding,” a gorgeous fit for the natural grit and rasp that helped propel Chloe to the top of the competition and generate a heavy fan following for the 23-year-old singer.

Hailing both Idol’s influence on her and the expertise he brought to their duet, Kohanski told People “He was just so genuine. It was hard for me to want to hear myself sing, because I just wanted to listen to him sing the whole song. It was incredible. I got to tell him how much his voice has impacted me as a musician — someone with such grit and such rasp. He doesn’t have a lot of control, in the best way.”

The 23-year-old Nashville native, bearing a striking resemblance to Miley Cyrus both in appearance and voice, originally set out to become an English teacher until she realized that music was where her heart really lay. Kohanski immediately endeared herself to viewers across America as well as Voice judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus, beginning her journey with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” that sent judges scrambling to recruit her for their teams, ultimately being stolen by Team Shelton later on in season after a brief stint on Team Cyrus.

With her season 13 win under her belt and a duet with one of her idols (pun intended) on what’s sure to be a wildly impressive résumé, Chloe Kohanski looks back on the road that led her to this wonderful place with a mixture of amazement and sheer gratitude:

“I wasn’t making any money and I wasn’t really successful and was playing to the same 20, 30 people in a small bar every weekend. I wasn’t even allowed to dream this way before because I didn’t have the money or I didn’t have the team. This show literally showed me a life that I didn’t know was possibly for myself.”