21-year-old Mo Adeniran Crowns as the winner of The Voice UK

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[U.K]–21-year-old Mo Adeniran has emerged the winner of  2017 edition of the Voice UK .

The UK born Nigerian, who won the contest on Sunday night, after months of brilliant music performances, battle rounds and public votes, was  shocked​ when announced as the winner.

Notwithstanding unplanned events such as a disruption of the final show by a stage invader and Tom Jones accidentally swearing on air, Adeniran beat the odds to clinch the top spot from Welsh duo, Into The Ark.

“I want to say thank you to everyone at home and here that supported me,” he said.

Adeniran also thanked his mentor Jennifer Hudson who burst into tears of happiness during the announcement

He said“I want to say an amazing thank you to the most phenomenal person I’ve ever met in my life,

“Thank you, Jennifer and thanks to all the judges.”

Mo’s winning single will be available to stream and download from midnight Sunday on all good platforms, including iTunes and Apple Music.

The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. It is a talent show created by John de Mol and based on the concept The Voice of Holland.

It began airing on BBC One on 24 March 2012.

The sixth series began airing on 7 January 2017, with Emma Willis hosting the main show, and Cel Spellman presenting online spin-off show The V Room. It is the first series to air on ITV since its move from BBC One.




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