The Voice UK aired its finale on Saturday (March 20) on ITV. Four acts went head to head for the crown.
The finalists on The Voice UK in 2021 were Team Olly Murs’s Grace Holden, Team Will.i.am’s Okulaja, Team Tom Jones’ Hannah Williams and Team Anne-Marie’s Craig Eddie.
In the end, Team Anne-Marie’s Craig Eddie, a 23 year old from Falkirk, Scotland won The Voice UK 2021. The coach wins The Voice in her first year on the panel. Anne-Marie came on board after Meghan Trainor left the show.
“I’m shocked. Honestly.. thank you to everyone, thank you Scotland, thank you to everyone who voted,” Craig said after his victory. “Thank you to Anne-Marie. I cannot express my appreciation enough.”
“I love you Craig. You are a proper artist. You’ve blossomed. You are the real deal,” Anne-Marie said. “And I just want to say thank you for making my first show so special.”
Saturday’s show kicked off with with solo performances from the final four.
Olly’s finalist Grace Holden belted out “Before You Go”by Lewis Capaldi
Team Will’s Okulaja covered Counting Stars by OneRepublic
Team Tom’s Hannah sang Little Runaway by Celeste
Team Anne-Marie’s Craig performed Train Wreck by James Arthur
Next, each of the acts duetted with their coach in a socially distanced performance.
Hannah and Sir Tom to duetted on Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody
Craig joined forces with Anne-Marie to perform Don’t Speak by No Doubt
Okulaja and Will.i.am performed Where Is The Love by the Black Eyed Peas
Grace performed Take That’s Rule The World with coach Olly
After the duets, voting froze before host Emma Willis revealed Grace Holden and Craig Eddie as the Top 2. They returned to to the stage one more time to sing their potential winner’s single.
Grace performed Dream Catch Me
And Craig sang Come Waste My Time, an original song he had written
The vote then closed for good as Craig was announced as the winner.
Additionally, the coaches got together to sing “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder, and last year’s winner, Blessing Annatoria sing “Smile.”
The Voice UK will return with a new series in 2022.