On Sunday 2nd April 2017, Nigerian-born singer, Mo Adeniran was named the winner of The Voice UK after he wowed the audience with an amazing rendition of ‘Unsteady.’
The 21-year-old hotel worker was stunned as host Emma Willis announced that he had been voted the winner of the 2017 series.
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Adeniran previous performances of Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky had landed him the spot of the favourites of the judges and at the grand finale, he beat fellow contestants Michelle John, Jamie Miller and runners-up Into The Ark.
However, the singer admitted that the other contestants did great all through the competition. John, from coach Will.I.Am’s team, was knocked out during Saturday night’s programme after losing out in the public vote.
Jennifer Hudson’s contestant Jamie Miller fell by the wayside during Sunday night’s show, with his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You not proving to be enough to carry him into the final round.
Immediately Emma Willis broke the news that Jamie Miller would not be taking home a record contract, an unknown man rushed onto the stage to protest.
The man was holding a piece of card, which he held above his head, before security rushed on and knocked him off the set. Emma brushed over the incident as she continued with show and thanked Jamie for being a part of the competition.
The last challenge saw Mo Adeniran and Into The Ark go head to head to sing for their lives. Jennifer Hudson, who coached Adeniran to victory could not hold back her tears while he performed his last song at the finals.
Blinking back tears, she told him: “Mo, we feel your heart.” Mo Adeniran also got appraisals from all the other coaches. According to Gavin Rossdale gushing comment, Mo has the voice of a generation.
Speechless after the results were announced, Mo said:
“Thank you everyone at home, 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.”
After the big win, Adeniran who went home with a mouth watery music deal, will be headed straight to the studio to record his winner’s EP.
Meanwhile, The Voice Nigeria is set to kick off its audition for the Season Two. Recall that the Franchised Reality Music TV show held its first season in 2016 where 28th-year-old A’rese emerged winner.
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The season two audition is scheduled to hold in four cities:
Port Harcourt: 4th – 5th April 2017 at the Viontel Hotel Plot 96 Stadium Road G.R.A.
Abuja: 4th – 5th April 2017 at Bolingo Hotel, Phase 2.
Enugu: 8th – 9th April 2017 Universal Hotel, Plot 3 Aguleri Street, Independence Layout.
Lagos: 8th – 9th April 2017 at the Westown Hotel 7 Opebi Link Road, Ikeja.
Interested contestants are advised to arrive the venue with their talents and a valid international passport for the audition.
The winner would go home with a brand new car worth N7m and a music contract with Universal Records.
Mo Adeniran At The Finals