Brynn Cartelli, coached by Kelly Clarkson, won season 14 of The Voice and became the youngest winner in the history of the show.
The 15-year-old was over the moon when she heard her name being announced as the winner of the singing competition on Tuesday night, May 23, 2018. This was also very important for Clarkson, who achieved her first victory on The Voice.
Prior to Cartelli's win, the youngest finalists to take home the trophy were Danielle Bradbery, in season 4, and Sawyer Fredericks, in season 8, both 16. To commemorate the occasion, a photo of Cartelli was posted on the show's Instagram page.
It was a special night for the teenager, but Cartelli admitted that she wouldn't have done it without Clarkson's guidance. The 15-year-old auditioned twice before appearing in front of the judges on stage.
Upon getting a four-chair turn, Cartelli chose Clarkson to be her mentor because she had always admired and looked up to her. When asked how the country singer was off camera, Cartelli revealed that she was still the same funny and relaxed person.
According to the teenager, being the winner of American Idol's first season in 2002, Clarkson knows how contestants feel and tries to work with them to achieve their full potential while still being very 'supportive and caring.'
During the show, Cartelli was paired up with Julia Michaels, one of her idols, and together they performed a medley of Issues and Jump. Other artists were also featured throughout the night, such as Big Sean, James Bay, Dua Lip and Chloe Kohanski.
Cartelli, a Massachusetts native, worked her way to the top while trying to balance her love for music with her busy school schedules and social life, and started by performing in talent shows and local coffee shops around Longmeadow, her hometown.