Blessing Chitapa triumphed in the final (Picture: ITV)
Blessing Chitapa has been crowned the winner of The Voice 2020.
The 18-year-old and her coach Olly Murs came out victorious after a tough battle with the other finalists Gevanni Hutton (Team Will.i.am), Jonny Brooks (Team Tom Jones), and Brooke Scullion (Team Meghan Trainor).
She said: ‘I have never worked so hard to make sure tears don’t come out of my eyes right now! I’m so happy!’
Blessing added: ‘Winning The Voice UK 2020 is my biggest achievement yet. I am so proud of how far I have come and I’m so intrigued to see what the future holds for me! I’m hoping my new single Angels can bless and inspire people to think about a certain someone in their life who has always been there for them.’
Runner-up Jonny added that he’s loved ‘every single second’.
‘I’ve learned so much, made so many friends, this was exactly what I needed,’ he reflected.
It’s been a tough competition for this year’s contestants, after production on the show had to be halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The semi-final and final were set to air earlier this year, on March 28 and April 4 respectively, but were postponed due to the global health crisis.
Nevertheless, the hopefuls came back with a vengeance, despite having to wait months to show off their talents in the live shows.
Meanwhile, Olly revealed to Metro.co.uk that filming the final was set to be ‘confusing’ as the blind auditions for next year’s series have already begun.
‘They’ve already recorded the first blind audition so we’ve already recorded that, so now we’re filming the next stage next month, which is the battles,’ he explained.
Jonny came a close second (Picture: ITV)
‘It’s actually quite confusing for us coaches, because we’ve kind of got like two shows working at the moment, so I’m confused where I’m at.’
Earlier this month, the Troublemaker singer explained how different the final would be this year as the judges won’t be able to celebrate with the winner thanks to coronavirus filming regulations.
‘As a show, it’s different and it’s a little bit strange, but we’re just learning how to cope with it all and make sure everyone is safe and we do the best possible show we can,’ he continued.
‘That’s all we can do, really.
‘ITV has got this amazing wrap-around screen, so we’re able to zoom in and chat to different people on the screen at different points. It was really, really fun.
‘I think all us coaches were saying it was really nice to see the real fans in their lounges at home, watching the show. It was kind of surreal really.’
The Voice is available to watch on catch-up on the ITV Hub.
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