The Voice coach Will.i.am has branded the final result of the show and "unexplainable" - adding that he was "perplexed" by the public vote.Read the full story ›
Andrea Begley, 27, from County Tyrone was voted the winner of BBC's The Voice tonight, landing a major record deal as her prize.
Speaking on her victoru Andrea Begley said she "never, ever, ever could have imagined" was possible.
The partially-sighted singer from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, who has just 10% vision, was rendered tongue-tied when her name was announced as the winner of the BBC show.
"I actually can't speak," she said.
Adding: "I never ever ever could have imagined this."Andrea, described as an "inspiration" by her coach Danny O'Donoghue from The Script, promised fans she would do her utmost to build on her win.
"Hopefully I'll try my best to put your vote to good use and be a success," she said.
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Speaking to the radio times, the Welsh pop legend said: "I feel like I know what I am doing this time and it feels more natural.
"Last year we were given suggested lines just in case we got stuck, which I tried to work in on a few occasions."
The crooner said the comments were not him, and made him feel self-conscious.
Sir Tom returns with fellow coaches Jessie J, Will.i.am, and Danny O'Donoghue for the second series of the show this weekend.
Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue and Will.i.am will be competing against each other on the BBC talent show, which is set to have some new twists this time round.
The show's ratings dropped during the first series following the end of the "swivel chair" rounds.
An 11-date tour featuring performances from the finalists was cancelled, due to poor ticket sales.
Leanne Mitchell, who was mentored by Sir Tom won the show last year, but a download version of her debut single failed to make it big in the charts.
All four coaches will return for the second series of The Voice, the BBC announced today.
Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donaghue will once again take their swivelling seats for the new shows, which are to be aired in Spring 2013.
Leanne Mitchell won the 2012 series, which broke records to become BBC One's most watched new entertainment series.
will.i.am said: "This season is gonna be doper than last year!"
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Will.i.am stressed the importance of nurturing creativity from young people from inner cities today, as he donated £500,000 to the Prince's Trust. He said there was a large resource of musical creativity around London that should be channelled to build work skills.
"I grew up in east Los Angeles, one of the most under-served and tough neighbourhoods in America. My family made sure I understood that getting a good education and hard work were key to turning my dreams into reality and beating the odds that come with growing up in a disadvantaged situation."
"The Prince's Trust has a 36-year history of assisting disadvantaged youth, so I am pleased to be collaborating with an organisation that shares my mission to transform the lives of young people who need extra support and structure in their lives."
Leanne Mitchell has won the first series of BBC singing competition The Voice.
Mitchell, mentored by Sir Tom Jones, looked stunned after the result of the public vote was announced in tonight's live show and said: "I am starting to believe in myself."
She beat Tyler James, mentored by Will.i.am, and Bo Bruce, mentored by Danny O'Donoghue.Vince Kidd, coached by Jessie J, was eliminated earlier in the show.
Simon Cowell has criticised talent shows that are a "bad copy" of The X Factor and said he was "puzzled" by BBC show The Voice.Read the full story ›