Blessing Chitapa wins The Voice UK

Zimbabwean born singer, Blessing Chitapa has won The Voice UK.

Blessing saw off competition from Jonny Brooks, who was coached by Sir Tom Jones, in the final.

Chitapa, who lives in Dudley in the West Midlands, sang Robbie Williams’ Angels and James Bay’s Hold Back The River in the final.

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.

Blessing grew up singing Gospel music and her parents are both pastors at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in West Bromwich.

She said her debut single, covering Angels by Robbie Williams, which she sang in the final, was "perfect" for her.

"Winning The Voice UK 2020 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.

"I'm hoping my new single Angels can bless and inspire people to think about a certain someone in their life who has always been there for them."

"I'm just excited to be in the studio now and to work on new music," she added.

The final included a group performance from the coaches Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and who covered Elton's John's Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting.

Guest artist Celeste also performed her latest single A Little Love, which features on the new John Lewis Christmas advert.