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Chloe Kohanski talks about Blake Shelton’s success on The Voice

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Blake Shelton and Chloe Kohanski during Tuesday night's post-show press conference after Chloe was named winner of The Voice Season 13. (NBC Photo)

Blake Shelton and Chloe Kohanski during Tuesday night’s post-show press conference after Chloe was named winner of The Voice Season 13. (NBC Photo)

 

Chloe Kohanski started Season 13 of The Voice as a member of Team Miley Cyrus.

She wound up winning The Voice as a member of Team Blake Shelton.

During post-victory interviews, she said she loved working with both coaches and wouldn’t have wanted her Voice journey to go any other way.

But, fact is, she blossomed as a member of Team Blake. It was her Top 11 performance of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” that made her the show’s front-runner.

And she eventually became the sixth singer Blake Shelton has coached to victory in the show’s 13 seasons.

In terms of her performances, Chloe said Blake gave her lots of artistic freedom.

“He kind of let me do my thing,” she said. “He didn’t have too much to say in regards to what I’m wearing or how I’m doing my hair or the lighting or the set design because I’m very hands on with all of that.”

But that doesn’t mean she didn’t learn important lessons from the country star.

“He taught me how to get out of my head, feel the music and have fun,” Chloe, 23, explained.

“Blake is a really light-hearted, funny guy, and I can get pretty serious when it comes to music — in a good way, but sometimes in a negative way in that I would overthink things.

“He’s showed me how to stay true to myself as an artist, not to compromise my vision and just be myself.”

As for Blake’s success on the show, Chloe Kohanski thinks it’s pretty simple.

“I think he just always lets the artist do their thing. He let’s them be themselves. And that’s my answer to people when they ask how Blake Shelton has won so many seasons.

“I’m like, ‘Well, if you pay attention to what he does, he really doesn’t get in the way of the artist. He just lets them do their thing and celebrates who they are.’

“He never asked me to change or be anything other than Chloe, and I think that’s awesome.”

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