After a long wait, The Voice UK wrapped up its ninth series tonight on ITV, announcing the lucky winner of a life-changing recording contract with Polydor.
Following brilliant performances, the competition came down to four finalists – Gevanni Hutton, Jonny Brooks, Brooke Scullion and Blessing Chitapa – but only one could take home the prize.
Blessing and Jonny had the chance to sing for the title and both offered moving ballads to win over the public vote.
Emma Willis had the pleasure of announcing the champion and after months of waiting, Blessing Chitapa was crowned The Voice UK 2020 winner.
The Voice UK has already been recommissioned for another series on ITV, although the show will have some notable changes when it returns in 2021.
For starters, Meghan Trainor has announced her departure from the series as she wants to focus on her family after becoming pregnant with her first child.
Trainor said: “I had such a great time being a coach on the Voice UK and spending time with everyone! I wish I could come back for Season 10, but I’m taking time to start my family and want to be really safe with the current travel restrictions. I’ll be missing you all very much and hope to see you soon!”
Anne-Marie will take Trainor’s place on the judging panel, hot off the success of her Brit-nominated debut studio album Speak Your Mind, which reached number three in the UK charts in 2018.