Team Blake’s Todd Tilghman Wins Season 18 Of ‘The Voice’
Todd Tilghman is officially the season 18 winner of NBC’s The Voice. Tilghman, a member of Team Blake, was crowned…
Todd Tilghman; Photo by: Mitchell Haddad/NBC
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.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.