by Lyn Jensen
NBC spent its entire three hours of prime time programming Tuesday for an announcement, that, if stretched and padded, takes about three minutes–who won The Voice, Season 11:
Winner: Sundance Head, yet another country singer from Team Blake (That’s five trophies for Blake now.)
Runner-up: Billy Gilman, former country-singing child star who’s come out as gay and moved into mainstream pop (as Team Adam continues to lose to Team Blake)
Third place: We McDonald, the teen alto from Team Alicia
Fourth place: Josh Gallagher, the first country-singing finalist coached by Adam Levine
If NBC wants to continue dedicating an entire night of programming to The Voice finale, then they need to provide content that’s meaningful to The Voice audience. Seeing top stars sing their current hits is nice, and seeing clips from the season is nice, but there needs to be more recognition of the show as a community. American Idol, Survivor, The Bachelor, and other top reality shows do. The Voice can, too.