Sundance Head was crowned the season 11 winner of The Voice Tuesday night, after weeks of top-notch, soulful performances.
Last night on the season finale of The Voice, Head delivered coach Blake Shelton's first victory since season 7's Craig Wayne Boyd. The country artist had been an iTunes-charting machine since making it to the Top 12 and his momentum never slowed, winning over Team Adam's Billy Gilman, Team Alicia's Wé McDonald and Team Adam's Josh Gallagher.
Let's take a look back at five of Sundance's best performances through his run on The Voice:
"I've Been Loving You Too Long" - Blind Audition
Sundance's incredible run began at the Blind Audition stage, singing Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". The song set up his niche perfectly as a soulful country artist with a truly impressive range, and both Shelton and Adam Levine turned their chairs for him. In retrospect, it may seem absurd that Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys didn't turn their chairs for the eventual winner, but Sundance knew he was going to pick Shelton as his coach regardless.
"The Climb" - Knockouts
The 37-year-old went in a different direction for his Knockout performance, singing Cyrus' ballad "The Climb" and the risk paid off. The performance was an emotional one, showing his tender side for the first time and showing his versatility as an artist, something he would later display with covers of Alicia Keys' "No One" and Etta James' "At Last".
"Me and Jesus" - Top 10
Sundance brought an often-neglected genre to The Voice stage in Top 10 Week, singing bluegrass song "Me and Jesus" by Tom T. Hall. His confidence throughout the performance was infectious, and the rip-roaring final minute was like something you'd praise as a standout moment at the Grammys or Country Music Awards.
"Love Can Build a Bridge" - Semifinals
Sundance sang "Love Can Build a Bridge" by the Judds during Semifinals Week, taking a more traditional approach. With a choir to back him up, Sundance was masterful in delivering pure emotion, with both understated and huge moments strategically placed throughout the song, while still coming off as totally natural and raw.
"Darlin' Don't Go" - Finale
The singer performed his own original song, "Darlin' Don't Go" during the performance finale. The song was like a culmination of everything America loved about Sundance through the season, from those tender moments to his soaring vocals towards the end of the song. There's a reason the song almost immediately catapulted to no. 1 on the iTunes charts, helping to deliver Sundance the win in Tuesday night's finale.