Gwen Stefani has ultimately won.
Carter Rubin was instated the Season 19 champion of “The Voice” on Tuesday’s finale, giving Stefani her first win in her sixth season as a coach. (She worked as a coach on Seasons 6, 7, 9, 12 and 17.)
After replacing Nick Jonas, Stefani said on the season premiere, “Blake won the previous year, but I have returned this season, and I am going to get a win.” And she was not lying.
Long Island, New York native, the 15-year-old Rubin became the youngest male winner ever. He once said he would “have been content with the chair turn,” but today he has a sparkling “Voice” trophy.
When his name was announced, a dumbstruck Rubin buried his face in his hands as confetti spilt over the stage. A victorious Stefani joined her boy while repeatedly shouting, “You Won!”
Rubin shook his head in distrust.
Stefani wanted to share the moment and hug Rubin. She could be heard saying, “I can’t hug him?” But because of Coronavirus norms, the pair had to maintain a three-yard distance even while celebrating.
“We’re struggling to understand what is happening presently and we are not even expected to be close to each other,” Stefani stated in a Twitter video with Rubin after the show.
Rubin first initiated his journey on the “Voice” at 14. He received two chair turns from John Legend and Stefani during his piercing performance of “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi.
During the Blind Auditions, Stefani said, “You do not seem like your voice…. I don’t believe my eyes and what I hear right now. I have a 14-year-old son, so you can consider me your mom because I am a mom.”
Stefani told him, “You are so unique as a human being. I’m so happy to know you. You’re an inspiration for me. Thank you for choosing me.”