On Tuesday night, pastor Todd Tilghman and father of eight children from Mississippi was the winner of “The Voice”.
This election is remarkable due to the 41-year-old pastor of Cornerstone Church in Meridian, who stunned the four-judge panel in February with his rendition of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s “We’ve Got Tonight,” is the oldest performer to win out of the show’s 18 seasons.
The winning pastor said during a press conference that when he heard his name he could not hold his body due to the emotion:“When my name was called, I blacked out,” Tilghman said.
Blake Shelton was the pastor’s Coach and when hearing the verdict he said that the result did not surprise him because the pastor “is somebody everybody hopes they can meet one day“.
“Todd is every bit as talented as the other four and I think the thing that may have put him over the top is relatability. I’m not surprised. He’s somebody everybody hopes they can meet one day,” Shelton said.
During interviews, Tilghman shared about his life and said that he’s never performed anywhere other than church. And after the win, Shelton praised him for who he is and for what he does affirming that people like the pastor give meaning to the show.
“He’s never sang outside of church before. He lives in a small town. He’s got eight kids. Todd’s really what this show is all about. The world should know about these artists,” he added.
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Source: CBN News