Leanne Mitchell wins The Voice
Leanne Mitchell was crowned winner of 'The Voice' last night (02.06.12), triumphing over Bo Bruce, Tyler James and Vince Kidd
Leanne Mitchell was crowned winner of 'The Voice' last night (02.06.12).
The 28-year-old singer - coached by Sir Tom Jones - beat Bo Bruce, Tyler James and Vince Kidd to gain the most public votes on the BBC One talent show, making her the surprise winner.
As she heard the result, she told host Holly Willoughby: "Oh my God, thank you."
When then asked if she now believed in herself, she said: "I'm starting to."
Proud coach Sir Tom added: "It gives me confidence there is justice in this world."
Leanne had started the final show with a solo performance of James Brown's 'It's A Man's Man's World'. The song was well received, with judge Danny O'Donoghue telling her: "It's gonna be a woman's woman's world after that performance! It was a pleasure to be here and listen to that."
After Vince was then voted off with the least number of public votes, Leanne performed with Tom, duetting on Randy Newman track 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'.
Leanne bagged a £500,000 recording contract with Universal for triumphing on the show, and her version of 'It's A Man's Man's World' was released at midnight as her first single. Her debut album is expected to be out within a month.
Vince, Bo and Tyler have all said the show has kick started their own careers, and are all planning to release material in the next few months.