Chevel Shepherd Shares What’s Next After “The Voice” Win


After taking the top spot on the “The Voice,” Chevel Shepherd’s life is a whirlwind. The 16-year-old has been making the rounds, getting a crash course in media training, when she stopped by the Extra set to talk with Mario Lopez about her historic win.

“It was crazy because I looked shocked,” she said. “I was still trying to process it all in my head—the fact that I won ‘The Voice” because I had been dreaming about it since I was a little girl. And now here I am. So it’s really cool.”

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Chevel made “The Voice” history by becoming the first country artist to win the show that was not coached by Blake Shelton. “It’s crazy, I made history,” Chevel said.

After sharing advice she got from her coach Kelly and describing her as “amazing,” Chevel shared her plans for the future.

“I’m gonna go home and hang out with all the people that are in my town and just thank them personally,” Chevel revealed. “Then I’m going to start working on an album with Kelly.”

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We’re looking forward to that one.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.