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Jake Hoot wins Season 17 of The Voice

Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 15:16:50-05

(CNN) Kelly Clarkson sure does know how to pick 'em.
Jake Hoot was crowned the winner of NBC's hit singing competition show, "The Voice" on Tuesday night. But even he seemed shocked. "I think I went out of breath. I lost all of my breath when they announced my name," he told People right after the win. Hoot, 31, hails from Cookeville, Tennessee, but was raised in the Dominican Republic. Each week he wowed the audience by performing classics with his own spin -- as when he sang The Eagles' hit, "Desperado."

It was also a big night for Clarkson, because Hoot's win is the third time someone from her team has won the show. Previously she won Season 14 with Brynn Cartelli and Season 15 with Chevel Shepherd .

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