'The Voice': Where is Todd Tilghman now? Here's what the singer is up to after his historic win in Season 18
Todd Tilghman created history by becoming the first oldest winner of 'The Voice' Season 18 at the age of 41. Todd, a native of Meridian, Mississippi, who is a pastor, instantly caught all the coaches' attention since Day 1. After his first performance, we saw the coaches fighting amongst themselves to have Todd in their teams. Although initially Todd was leaning towards joining former 'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson's team, he eventually changed his mind and decided to join country singer- Blake Shelton's squad.
Todd's consistently great performance ensured that he was a frontrunner throughout the season. So, when he was declared the winner of the season, fans weren't surprised. Alongside winning the coveted title of the winner of 'The Voice', Todd also got to take home a prize money of $100,000 and a record deal. With the huge cash prize and record deal under his belt, Todd's success in the music industry seemed almost certain.
So, what has Todd been up to since winning the show in May? Despite the testing time created by Covid-19, Todd managed to keep himself busy to steadily work his way towards becoming a big name in the music industry. While Todd continues to give sermons at his church, he and his family are definitely at the crossroads carefully planning the next steps. In an interview, Todd said, "Now that it’s over and we’ve won the whole thing, my life is going to drastically change. I do not know the specifics of that just yet. I am working really hard to balance striking while the iron’s hot but also taking my time to make good decisions.”
Todd has several gigs lined up, as the venues are slowly starting to reopen for live performances. But before he delves headfirst into the music industry, he wants to learn the ropes of the industry. "I sort of inadvertently jumped into the water, and I realize there’s a lot of sharks in there. “So I’m trying to get close with people who are not sharks — and who maybe know who the sharks are or know what they look like — to help me move forward.”
While continuing to work on creating new music and getting ready for tours, Todd and his wife, Brooke, are also working on a special project. The couple are working together to pen a book called 'Every Little Win'. "I think the book may sort of start out with me going on a national TV show, but then it sort of backs up to just our life and all the things show just really how miraculous God has been and just day to day circumstances for us," expressed the singer.
In an Instagram post, Todd expressed gratitude for all the changes that took place in his life since appearing on the show. He posted, "It was an experience I'll be grateful for as long as I live. I am the unlikeliest of candidates for starting over. But here I am, and I'm going for it. A book is coming, and music is coming, and I'll keep grinding until it's successful because now I BELIEVE the world wants to hear me."
'The Voice' Season 19 premiers on Monday, October 19, at 8/7c only on NBC.