Josh Kaufman Is “The Voice” Season 6 Champion!

Posted Wednesday May 21, 2014 10:00 AM GMT

Things were tense as Christina Grimmie, Josh Kaufman and Jake Worthington did their best to pull off a win in the Season 6 finale of “The Voice” last night (May 20).

And after all the viewers’ votes were tallied, Team Usher scored a huge win with champion Josh Kaufman coming out on top.

Though he’s a 38-year-old father-of-three these days, Josh (who won $100K and a record deal) has dreamt of pop music stardom since he competed on “Star Search” at age 16.

He explained, "I have seen it on YouTube. I don't know if that’s a good thing, but it's there. I happened to have a guy hear me singing a song that I sang at my junior prom. A guy in the band helped with the talent searching for Star Search.”

"It was a good experience. I think the biggest difference between then and now is I have new perspective on it. I think I felt at 16, I was like, 'Oh, I'm 16, other opportunities will come along.' I didn't really grasp ahold of it the way I probably should have. I didn't understand how big it was. Now, I do."

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