Jake Worthington Is the Runner-Up on ‘The Voice’
Jake Worthington's stellar performance of Keith Whitley's 'Don't Close Your Eyes' on 'The Voice' Monday night (May 19), undoubtedly earned him plenty of new fans, but unfortunately it wasn't enough for the Team Blake member to become the Season 6 champion.
Josh Kaufman was declared the winner Tuesday night (May 20), beating out both Worthington and Team Adam contestant Christina Grimmie to win the $100,000 prize and a recording contract with Universal Music.
Worthington impressed all four coaches -- including his own, Blake Shelton -- with his stellar performance of the Whitley hit.
“Your voice was just so perfect on that song,” Shakira praised, before Adam Levine told the teen, “It’s been fun to watch you.”
The aspiring country star also performed the Richard Marx classic, 'Right Here Waiting,' as well as a duet with his mentor on the Hank Williams, Jr. tune, 'A Country Boy Can Survive.'
Worthington insists he is already a winner, and he isn't disappointed by the outcome.
"It's not the recording contract and it's not the money," he says (quite via People magazine). "It's getting on that stage, grabbing the microphone and doing what we love -- and that's what matters."
Shelton shouldn't be feeling too sorry for himself, either. He holds the record for the most wins of any coach on 'The Voice,' with three. The Oklahoma native won in Season 2 with Jermaine Paul, Season 3 with Cassadee Pope and Season 4 with Danielle Bradbery.