18-year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe has been crowned the winner of The Voice UK.
Fending off competition from Donel Mangena, Belle Voci and Lauren Bannon in the series finale, she eventually was named the winner as was announced by the programme’s host Emma Willis.
Olajugbagbe, who has won a record deal, thanked Sir Tom, her coach and mentor, for his support and for believing in her.
Her version of Dreams by The Cranberries will be her debut single, to be released immediately after the ITV programme’s finale.
Some of the songs she sang beautifully during the show were “If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield and Dreams, her “song of the series” , after she and Mangena were revealed to be in the final two.
She will get a £100,000 cash prize and a record deal with Polydor Records. Her first single has also been made available as soon as the Voice final finished on Saturday night.