The Voice UK announces its 2021 winner

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Joel Anderson - ITV
Photo credit: Joel Anderson - ITV

From Digital Spy

The Voice UK aired its live final episode on Saturday (March 20) night, and after many weeks of virtual audiences, blind auditions, battle rounds and semi-finals, the show announced its winner for 2021.

Four contestants were in the finale and represented each of the coaches – Okulaja (from Team will.i.am), Hannah Williams (from Team Tom Jones), Grace Holden (from Team Olly Murs) and Craig Eddie (from Team Anne-Marie).

Each finalist performed twice – singing on their own and in a duet with their coach, after which there was a vote to decide who would go into the final two.

In the end, it came down to Grace and Craig, and after both performing one more time, the public crowned Craig as their 2021 winner of The Voice UK.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Craig was lost for words when he heard he had won, and as he gathered his thoughts he thanked people for voting for him, saying he couldn't believe it.

"I still am shocked, I honestly am, thank you to everyone, thank you to Scotland, thank you to anyone who voted, thank you, Anne-Marie, for believing me and believing in me and taking me to this point to the public vote," he declared.

"Genuinely I cannot express my appreciation enough to every single person who voted."

Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV

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This was Anne-Marie's first year as a coach on The Voice UK and she secured her first win thanks to Craig.

Last year's winner Blessing Chitapa also returned to perform her new single I Smile.

The Voice UK aired on ITV and is available to watch on ITV Hub.

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