The Voice Australia crowns its 2019 winner
Diana Rouvas wins The Voice Australia 2019 after she came fifth in the 2012 season.
Social media exploded at the announcement of Rovuas’ win
After a nailbiting finale, the winner of The Voice Australia 2019 has been announced — but which of the top four was crowned?
Diana Rouvas has been crowned the winner of The Voice 2019.
Rouvas is the first woman to win the competition since season four when Ellie Drennan took the top prize.
The 35-year-old let out a scream and dropped an F-bomb when she was announced as tonight’s winner, bursting into tears before hugging her fellow competitor and runner-up Daniel Shaw.
— The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) July 7, 2019
“I’m shocked, I’m shocked. In a good way. I think it was really close,” Rouvas’ coach and mentor Boy George said.
Rouvas performed her single Wait For No One immediately after she was announced as the winner.
Before she was given the 2019 crown, Rouvas said it was an “honour” to be competing alongside Daniel.
“It is an absolute honour to be here, thank you Australia. It is incredible,” she said.
“Thank you to everyone on this show. All the coaches. The people have who fed us. The people have played alongside us. Everyone who has dressed us. Seriously, it is an amazing show and it is such an honour to be standing back here alongside this young man.”
The 35-year-old singer was already considered the favourite to win but after her stunning performances in the finale, Rouvas received a surge of last-minute votes.
The Voice host Sonia Kruger told viewers around halfway through the show that more than 600,000 people had already cast thier vote.
But the large number of people jumping on The Voice website appeared to create a few headaches for Nine as people complaining about the site going down.
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Despite the few technical glitches, social media exploded at the announcement of Rovuas’ win.
Rouvas competed in The Voice in its first season in 2012 and made it all the way to the top eight with Keith Urban as her mentor.
She came fifth in the 2012 season but this year, at the request of the TV network, returned to the show as an allstar.