The Voice UK winners list IN FULL – The Sun

The Voice UK winners list IN FULL – The Sun

January 2, 2021

THE Voice UK 2021 is back on our screens from January 2 and we will once again see aspiring singers battle it out to win a record deal.

Here's a look back at every winner of the show to date.

2020 – Blessing

The latest series saw Blessing Chitapa triumph over Jonny Brooks in the final two, to be crowned Voice 2020 champion on Saturday November 14, 2020.

She was voted as the winner during the virtual audience vote – a first for the popular BBC One talent show.

Asked by Emma Willis to share her thoughts shortly after being crowned the winner, Blessing gushed:

"I've never worked so hard to try and make sure tears don't come out [of] my eyes right now, but I'm so happy!"

"I'm so shocked, I mean it's been amazing. I don't want to cry on TV… but mum, mum, I made it!"

The singer continued: "Thank you to everyone who's voted for me, it's just been amazing. It's just been the best experience ever."

2019 – Molly Hocking

Molly Hocking was crowned the winner of The Voice 2019.

The 18-year-old beat out stiff competition from the likes of Jimmy Balito, Bethzienna Williams, and Deana during the live final.

Her win also saw coach Olly Murs triumph over fellow superstars Jennifer Hudson, and Sir Tom Jones.

The final saw each of the four remaining singers perform twice, once on their own and again with their famous coach.

The lines were then frozen and host Emma Willis revealed that Jimmy and Bethzienna had the fewest votes from the public.

This left Deana and Molly to go head to head for the title by performing again.

2018 – Ruti Olajugbagbe

Ruti Olajugbagbe became the shock winner of this year's show when she beat bookies favourite Donel Mangena in April.

The 18-year-old student and part-time carer, who was mentored by Tom Jones, signed a recording deal with Polydor records.

Her debut single Dreams reached number 1 on the UK iTunes Store, and debuted at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

In September 2018, she revealed an album is potentially on the cards but the teen has plans to release her next singles first.

2017 – Mo Adeniran

Mo Adeniran was led to success by US singer Jennifer Hudson, who also became the first female coach to win, over Into The Ark in 2017.

The 22-year-old singer worked night shifts in a hotel before joining The Voice and was once asked to deliver room service to a man who had tied his wife up in a kinky sex game.

He released Globetrotter as a digital download under the performer name Mo Jamil in April 2017, although it largely flew under the radar.

Mo's single "Unsteady" failed to make much of an impression in the UK but had modest success in Japan.

2016 – Kevin Simm

Even though Kevin Simm complained about his treatment during his time on The Voice, the former Liberty X singer still managed to win the show.

Ricky Wilson became the first judge to mentor successive winners when Kevin beat Jolan in the last ever series to be broadcast on the BBC.

His winner's single All You Good Friends eventually peaked at No. 24 in the charts and his first solo album Recover failed to reach the Top 40 in the UK Album Chart.

He launched another attack on the talent show for "not supporting" him after they snubbed him for a reappearance in the final last year.

2015 – Stevie McCrorie

Stevie McCrorie managed to get a No.6 hit with his debut single Lost Stars after he beat Lucy O'Byrne in the final of series four.

He was mentored by Ricky Wilson and the Scottish singer was quickly snapped up by music label, Decca.

However, less than a year after Stevie won The Voice, he was back in his old job, calling time on his music career to go back to work as a fireman.

The following year, he released an album titled Big World, which reached No. 35 in the Digital Downloads Chart.

2014 – Jermain Jackman

Soulful Jermain Jackman was poised to be The Voice's first breakout star when he became the third winner of the show, beating Christina Marie and Sally Barker.

He became's first act to win the series but his first single And I Am Telling You only reached No.75 while his first album sold just over 600 copies in its first week.

In 2014, he claimed he was quitting the music industry to continue with his studies in politics, having spoken about his desire to be Prime Minister while on the show.

Despite this, on Instagram the singing hopeful claims he is a “recording artist” and performed on the lineup for Labour Live 2018 – the party's summer festival.

2013 – Andrea Begley

Andrea Begley became the next winner of The Voice when she bested Leah McFall and Mike Ward in the final of the second series.

Mentored by Danny O'Donogue, she immediately faced criticism from who openly voiced his opinion that his act Leah was the worthy winner of the show.

After the result was announced, appeared to storm off stage and later tweeted: “You should feel the audiences vibration in the room tonight after the public's vote its #unexplainable.”

Andrea's debut single sturred upon release and peaked at number 30 but her follow-up track failed to crack the top 100.

2012 – Leanne Mitchell

Leanne Mitchell became the first ever winner of The Voice but a combination of poor album sales and public criticism of the show meant her career was over before it started.

Mentored by Tom Jones, Leanne beat Bo Bruce in the final but her self-titled debut record failed to make it into the Top 100 and she was dropped by her label.

After former coach Danny O'Donoghue blasted her work ethic, she fired back on Twitter, adding: "Unfortunately, I don't think anyone was particularly on my side from the start.

"I never wanted to speak up, as I suppose the next thing will be I'm 'bitter', which I'm not, at all."

She has since married and had a son called Leo and still holds her previous job as a holiday camp singer despite winning the inaugural competition.

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