Adam Levine Beats Blake Shelton on The Voice

I know The Voice is really all about the singers. But with all the tension between judges, I like to think that there’s some competition going on in those big red chairs.

On Tuesday night (Dec. 17), Adam Levine won season five with his team champion Tessanne Chin , a Jamaican R&B singer.

This is the first time in the past four seasons of the show that someone from Blake Shelton’s team did not win. Levine did have the winner in the very first season in 2011 with Javier Colon, but then it was Shelton’s turn.

In early 2012, Shelton’s R&B singer Jermaine Paul won. (Shelton also had country cutie RaeLynn as a runner-up that year, and he’s been promoting her ever since. She even sang backing vocals on his “Boys ’Round Here” single.)

Then at the end of 2012, Shelton’s pop-rocker-turned-country-girl Cassadee Pope took home the grand prize. And she came out swinging with a hit song — “Wasting All These Tears.”

When it was time for the fourth season of The Voice in early 2013, Shelton won yet again for the third season in a row. His queen of the team that time around was another soulful (but country) girl singer Danielle Bradbery. Her entire season was spent covering country songs, from brand new Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood to vintage Pam Tillis and Sara Evans. Her debut single “Heart of Dixie” is still climbing up the charts.

When the show starts back up for its sixth season in February, Shelton (and his team) will be up against Levine (and his team) again. Plus, the teams of Shakira and Usher are coming back to the judges’ chairs. Do you think Shelton can get back on track and put together the show’s best team? Or is his reign as the winningest coach over?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.