The Voice has finished people and reality TV fans are going to find their weekends a little bit more empty from next week onwards…..at least until The X Factor returns in August.
It was a jam packed finale this evening, featuring a pretty amazing duet between Leah McFall and her coach Will.i.am, a hilarious performance by Robbie Williams and Dizzee Rascal ( and their scooters) and a great group song from Jessie J, Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue but after all that distraction a winner was finally named.
After Matt Henry was eliminated earlier in the night, Leah, Andrea Begley and Mike Ward performed one last time and following their songs and a tune from Michael Buble, Holly Willoughby revealed which one of the finalists received the most public votes and was walking away with a record deal.
Jessie J and Will.i.am made it clear that they were backing Leah all the way, Will tweeted:
“Fingers crossed…I hope the UK opion on talent lives up to my expectation…#leah2win…#theVOICEuk”
However the coaches were to be disappointed because Andrea won more votes than her fellow Northern Irish pal and took the title just minutes ago.
Leah was the bookies’ favourite for weeks but in the end that wasn’t enough and Begley trumped her tonight.
“I actually cannot speak. This is just….I never could have imagined this. Honestly, first and foremost I have to thank everyone at home for voting for me. Thank you so much.”
Her coach Danny said:
“How proud I am of you, it proves that a great singer with a great songs can knock down walls, you can smash down anything they put in front of you. You are an inspiration to me and I have learned more from you than you have from me. Well done!”
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