Todd Tilghman is officially the season 18 winner of NBC’s The Voice.
Tilghman, a member of Team Blake, was crowned the winner of the hit show at the conclusion of Tuesday’s (May 19) two-hour live season finale.
Surrounding by his wife and children, Tilghman was overcome with emotion when he got the news.
After receiving a four-chair turn during his audition, Tilghman has remained a fan-favorite throughout season 18 and often performed country songs, including Travis Tritt’s “Anymore” and “Love, Me” by Collin Raye. He is a father of eight and the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Meridian, Mississippi.
Tilghman beat out fellow Team Blake contestant Toneisha Harris as well as Micah Iverson from Team Kelly, CammWess from Team Legend and Thunderstorm Artis from Team Nick.
Fans predicted that the Mississippi native might take home the title after his debut single, “Long Way Home,” as well as his cover of MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine,” charted on the iTunes Top 100 chart. He was the only one of the five remaining artists to accomplish that feat.
Tilghman is the first Team Blake winner for Blake Shelton since season 13. He joins previous Team Blake winners Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sundance Head and Chloe Kohanski. Shelton holds the title of the most wins for any coach on The Voice.