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Who is The Voice UK's Molly Hocking from Cornwall?

Cornish singer Molly Hocking is through to the final of The Voice. Credit: ITV / The Voice

Molly Hocking from Cornwall has been crowned the winner of this year’s The Voice.

The 18-year-old from St Ives was one of the youngest contestants to take part in the talent competition, and wowed the public after working alongside mentor Olly Murs during the series.

Her debut hit, I’ll Never Love Again, went straight to Number One in the iTunes singles chart, after she won the talent show.

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But the teenager is no stranger to being on stage.

Molly first began performing aged just five, and has appeared in both Doc Martin and Dawn French’s Delicious.

She only began singing in 2012 and quickly became known on YouTube for her covers and original songs.

Molly attended Mounts Bay Academy, but left when she was 16 to pursue her ambition of becoming a singer.

She was a finalist in the national TeenStar competition in 2014, and just three years later, in 2017, reached the Bootcamp stage of The X Factor.

The Voice finalists (left to right): Jimmy Balito, Molly Hocking, Bethzienna Williams and Deana Walmsley. Credit: PA images

As well as regularly performing at weddings, private functions, events and open mic nights across Cornwall, Molly also works in her mum’s shop, Fabulous, in the centre of St Ives to keep her “grounded”.

Voice coach Olly Murs with his finalists Jimmy Balito and Molly Hocking. Credit: PA images

Molly's blind audition for the The Voice UK resulted in three of the judges - Olly Murs, Jennifer Hudson and Sir Tom Jones - all turning round.

She chose to join team Olly, and breezed through the battle rounds and semi-finals to secure a place in the final.

Her performance of 'I'll Never Love Again' from the film A Star Is Born was praised by judges.

She beat fellow contestants Jimmy Balito, Bethzienna Williams and Deana Walmsley to the title.

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Molly shot to fame overnight after her first blind audition, now she gets recognised wherever she goes.

Speaking to ITV News West Country she said she can't believe the support she's had from everyone in Cornwall.

"Everyone's got behind me, absolutely everyone, I can't thank you enough - the support has been immense."

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