Blake Shelton clearly has his coaching strategy locked down for “The Voice.” The country star reigns as the coach with the most overall victories, having just notched a sixth win during the Dec. 19 season 13 finale. That’s where his 23-year-old protégé, Chloe Kohanski, took home the top prize.

But certainly not all of the credit can be placed on Blake’s coaching. Chloe totally brought her A-game in every performance, and her talent was undeniable.

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“Entertainment Tonight” caught up with Blake and Chloe after their big triumph, and found out the truth about the “I’ll Name the Dogs” singer’s master plan for the sing-off show. Turns out that it is actually a bit more free and easy than you might expect.

“He kind of just celebrates each artist for who they are, and he lets them just do their thing,” Chloe, who belonged on Team Miley before Blake “stole” her in the knockout rounds, happily explained during a press conference after the season finale. “He is just like, ‘OK, here you go. I don’t really understand what you’re wearing or why your hair is so big, but I want you to just do your thing.’”

Having the freedom to be her own unique self is a good thing for Chloe, because she has rocked her own style and psychedelic sound ever since her unforgettable “Blind Audition” performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” And, Blake seems to have confidence in Chloe’s vision going forward, as he believes she will shine just as brightly in the future as she did on the show.

“I truly think Chloe can go on from here and become, really, the first superstar,” he beamed, while sitting beside his mentee. He then took a step back in his claim to make sure that he doesn’t jinx her. “Let’s not take it that far. Let’s just say ‘star.’ The first star that we’ve had come out of this show that can have some hit songs.”

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Blake then turned to face Chloe, and said, “I do think you can be a superstar. I’m just trying not to hex this thing out of you.”

“The Voice” returns to NBC in February 2018.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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