21-year-old Nigerian British,Mo Adeniran, has been crowned the winner of The Voice UK.Adeniran took the title following blistering performances of Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky and Unsteady by X Ambassadors.
He had been the bookies’ favourite coming into the final, where he beat fellow contestants Michelle John, Jamie Miller and runners-up Into The Ark.The last challenge saw Adeniran and Into The Ark go head to head to sing for their lives.Adeniran’s stirring performance of Unsteady had Hudson struggling to contain her emotions.
Blinking back tears, she told him: “Mo, we feel your heart.”He won praise from all the coaches, with Gavin Rossdale gushing: “You have the voice of a generation.”
Into The Ark served up an impressive rendition of Not A One by The Young Wild in a bid to secure the coveted Polydor recording contract.It went down a storm with their coach Sir Tom Jones who said they had been “tremendous”.
“These two boys are unique,” he told the audience. “There is nothing around them like this at the moment … they are original.”
But in the end it was not enough to stop fans’ favourite Adeniran from taking the title.
Mo looked on in shock as he was announced as the winner and his Oscar award winning coach ran to the stage to hug him visibly overrun with emotions.
“Thank you everyone at home, I just want to say thank you to Jennifer and all the coaches. An amazing thank you to the most phenomenal person I have ever met, thank you Jennifer,” He said.
The grand final also featured a performance by US singer-songwriter John Legend, who debuted his new song Sure Fire.
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