Warrington-based singer Mo Adeniran has been crowned winner of The Voice UK 2017.
The 21-year-old was crowned winner of the competition on 2 April 2017. The talented singer took the title after performing Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini and Unsteady by X Ambassadors. Adeniran wowed the audience with his passionate performances.
Adeniran received much praise during the final episode. Coach Gavin Rossdale, said “You have the voice of a generation”. Mentor Jennifer Hudson held back tears and said, “Mo, we feel your heart”.
He leaves the competition with a Polydor Record deal and will now focus on recording his EP. Adeniran was the favourite going into the final. He beat fellow finalists Jamie Miller, duo Into the Ark and Michelle John – who was eliminated on 1 April.
In the final episode, Miller was eliminated after performing Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. Adeniran then battled with duo Into the Ark as they went ‘head to head’ in the final challenge.
The public vote then came in. The former hotel singer was shocked to hear Emma Willis announce him as the winner of the competition. He thanked Hudson – who was reduced to tears – for her support.
“An amazing thank you to the most phenomenal person I have ever met, thank you Jennifer”.
Adeniran was congratulated and hugged on-stage by fellow contestants. Viewers took to social media to celebrate the win.
On twitter one viewer wrote, “MO LAAAAAAAADDDD!! So so well deserved, can’t wait to see and hear more of him in the future”.
Another user wrote, “@imjustcalledmo you are truly amazing and best of luck for your future”.
The 21-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain on 3 April. He said the news still hasn’t sunk in. He is relieved that the pressure of the show is now over and said he was “really happy”. “The whole experience has been really amazing”, Adeniran said.
Many viewers believe that Adeniran is one of the Voice UK’s best ever contestants.