Interview: Chevel Shepherd On Winning Season 15 Of ‘The Voice,’ Working With Kelly Clarkson, And Her Future As A Country Music Artist

With season 15 of “The Voice” wrapped, marking Kelly Clarkson’s second year bringing an artist to victory, some might wonder what magic she’s working. In the show’s 15th installment, 16-year-old Chevel Shepherd walked away with top honors under the guidance of Coach Kelly. Earlier in the season, her team shared with AXS just a few of the things that made their “wise and hilarious” leader so wonderful. They praised Clarkson for being “cool” and down-to-earth, reminiscing how at one point, she even took her team for an outing to an escape room.

“She’s so supportive and she’s just herself. She wants to make sure you’re having fun, to make sure that you’re doing okay, and make sure you’re not stressed out,” Shepherd told AXS about Clarkson after her win. “She wants to see you succeed and she’s so supportive, it’s just awesome.”

AXS: So, let’s go back to the blind auditions. Kelly turned her chair right away, then you got Blake, and then you got Jennifer. Adam even called it basically a four-chair turn. What was it in your heart that told you Kelly was meant to be your coach?

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