The Voice Final ratings: 7 million tune in to see Leanne Mitchell win – ‘Run To You’ climbs iTunes chart
Leanne Mitchell won The Voice last night and it has been confirmed that seven million people tuned in to see her triumph.
The former holiday camp singer was up against Bo Bruce, Tyler James and Vince Kidd on the series finale and was not expected to win the show, with bookies tipping Bo and Tyler as their favourites to take the record contract.
However after a spirited duet with Tom Jones and an emotional rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You,’ the public cast their votes and choose the blonde beauty as their winner.
The song became available to download straight after the show and after thousands of fans purchased the track online, it has already climbed to number 12 in the iTunes chart, just one spot behind Jessie J’s new release ‘Laserlight.’
As well as being crowned ‘The Voice Of Britain’, Leanne is also £100,000 richer and has landed her first record deal with Universal.
Her big night was watched by a bigger audience than has tuned in for previous episodes of the BBC series, as ratings have fallen in recent weeks with only five million watching some recent installments.
While naysayers have claimed that BBC bosses are regretting splashing so much cash on the format, insiders say that nothing could be further from the truth and it’s final last night was the highest achieving debut of an entertainment programme on record.
BBC One controller Danny Cohen has admitted that he has big plans to change things up for the second series, recently explaining:
‘We’ll take away a few things from the live shows to tinker with for series two.’
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