Blessing Chitapa has been crowned as the winner of The Voice UK. The 18-year-old singer, who was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK aged seven, was named as the winner during Saturday’s episode of the ITV talent competition.
“It has been an honour and my privilege and it has been unforgettable,” she added.
After she sang Angels, Murs said, “You are just a phenomenal talent and even I am getting emotional here after that performance.”
Chitapa said winning the competition “is my biggest achievement yet. I am so proud of how far I have come and I’m so intrigued to see what the future holds for me,” she said.
Chitapa has recorded Angels as a single, which is available to download and stream.
Filming of The Voice was paused earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The programme returned to television screens in October following a seven-month break.
Chitapa was chosen as the victor by the programme’s virtual audience, who voted for her to win.