By Chuck Arnold and Jessica Herndon
Updated July 08, 2013 12:00 PM


How does it feel to give your coach Blake Shelton a three-peat with your win?

It hasn’t sunk in yet! I look up to Blake like a big papa. He always says, “If you need anything, me and Miranda [Lambert, his wife] are there for you.”

It looked like you were swooning over Hunter Hayes during your finale duet. Is he your celeb crush?

I love Hunter, but it’s a tie between Austin Mahone and Justin Bieber. They are cute and can sing and dance.

What have you missed most being away from your home in Texas?

Being at my best friend Haley’s house, dancing to hip-hop in the kitchen. And definitely home cooking! I can get spaghetti anywhere, but it’s different when Mom cooks it.

Where do see yourself in a decade?

Hopefully sitting at the Grammys. I just have to keep working hard and hopefully I’ll become a big star!