Indy's 'Soul Man' Josh Kaufman wins NBC's 'The Voice' - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Indy's 'Soul Man' Josh Kaufman wins NBC's 'The Voice'

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Josh Kaufman after being named the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show, "The Voice" Josh Kaufman after being named the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show, "The Voice"
Josh greeting fans before his Today show performance. Josh greeting fans before his Today show performance.
Julia Moffitt talks with Josh before Today show performance. Julia Moffitt talks with Josh before Today show performance.
LOS ANGELES - Josh Kaufman of Indianapolis is realizing a dream come true.  He won Season 6 of NBC's hit show, "The Voice" Tuesday night. 

Josh flew the red-eye to New York City, where he appeared on the Today Show to sing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and talk to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

His next stop? Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show! Josh will sing several songs with the Roots throughout the show. Catch him tonight! (When does this guy sleep?)

Check out Julia Moffitt's interview with Josh before his Today show performance! Just look for the video clip above.

The win came in the wake of a technical issue with iTunes voting. Josh's powerful cover of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" was only listed under "albums," not "songs," meaning Josh may have lost valuable votes as fans searched for the song but couldn't find after his performance Monday night.

At the beginning of the live finale Tuesday night, Carson Daly announced producers had decided to throw out all iTunes votes. He also said that an independent accounting firm confirmed that removing those votes did not affect the outcome of the vote.

As of 10:00 am, Grimmie and Worthington were numbers four and eight, respectively, on the iTunes charts. Worthington also had the 11th and 12th spots and Grimmie had 13th. Kaufman's cover of Every Breath You Take with Usher was number 15 and his cover of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" was 24th, but the Adele cover had not cracked the top 100 due to the glitch.

During Tuesday night's finale, Josh performed Envy's "Am I Wrong" with eliminated artists Sisaundra Lewis, T.J. Wilkins and Stevie Joe. Later in the show, he sang a duet of Robin Thicke's "Get Her Back" with Thicke himself.

Josh's win also made history for the show. It was the first time the winner was not a member of Blake Shelton's or Adam Levine's team.

"I don't know what was going through my mind. It was just a lot of nerves and heart racing and waiting and it felt like forever," Kaufman said after the show. "It was mostly just anticipation and wondering what was gonna happen next."

Kaufman will now lead the national tour with his fellow 'Voice' contestants along with a few contestants from past seasons. The tour is not scheduled to come to Indianapolis, but it will hit Chicago on July 16. You can find a full list of dates on The Voice's website.
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