By Vongai Mbara | Nehanda Showbiz |
UK based Zimbabwean Blessing Chitapa has been crowned as the winner of The Voice UK 2020.
Following a fierce singing battle against three other competitors, Chitapa claimed the top spot of the televised talent competition.
The 18-year-old wowed this year’s virtual audience, which voted for the winner during the socially distanced final.
Chitapa who was mentored by Olly Murs wowed judges throughout the contest and has been dubbed, “pocket performer with one mighty voice.”
The teenager, who lives in Dudley in the West Midlands, sang Robbie Williams’ “Angels” and James Bay’s “Hold Back The River” in the final.
The latter song was a duet with her mentor Olly Murs.
A tearful Chitapa said she is “so happy to have sung on this stage”.
“It has been an honour and my privilege and it has been unforgettable,” she said.
Chitapa grew up in Zimbabwe until the age of seven then moved to the UK in 2009. Her passion for music is integral to her upbringing in a family of gospel singers.
As the daughter of a pastor and reverend at a local church in Dudley, Blessing says faith plays a massive role in her life and her success so far. Nehanda Radio