NBC’s “The Voice” season 23 ended Tuesday with a new winner from small-town Illinois.
Growing up on coach Niall Horan’s team in Paxton, Illinois, about 190 miles south of Chicago, 19-year-old Gina Miles has won Team Break with finalists Grace West and NOIVAS, Team Kelly with D. Smooth, and Team Chance defeated sister trio Sorrell. .
That night, before the winner was announced, Miles performed “New York State of Mind.” alongside Horan.
In a Facebook video interview earlier this year, Bloomington – Normal Radio Station B104Miles moved from Paxton to Sacramento on his 18th birthday.
“My hometown is the most supportive community I could ever hope for,” Miles shared, citing the help of friends, teachers and classmates at her small school in Paxton. After that, he said.
“I’m especially happy to hear from all the teachers,” Miles said. “He was shy and quiet in school,” Miles continued, adding that he was never a “front man” while in the choir.
Miles lives near his aunt in Sacramento, but his father and stepmother remain in Illinois.
“My family is so proud. I just wanted to make them proud and show them that I can do this,” Miles said.
It will be the first win for new coach Niall Horan, but it will be the last for veteran coach Blake Shelton.
Shelton has been on the show since the show premiered in 2011 with Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, but was bid farewell to appearances by former champions and coaches, according to TODAY.com. reported. Gwen Stefani, who met her now-husband when she was a coach in 2014, also shared how her life changed during her show and how she met her “soulmate.” I sent a video message mentioning what I found.
“When I first got on the show, our lives were going through these parallel disruptions, and before we knew it, Blake and I had become best friends and started falling in love,” she said. Stephanie speaks in the clip. “It’s hard to even talk about it without getting extremely emotional.”