21-year old Nigerian Mo Adeniran Wins The Voice UK 2017
UK born Nigerian citizen, Mo Adeniran has been crowned the winner of The Voice UK 2017 during last night Sunday live finale.
The 21-year old singer who currently works night shifts in a hotel is determined to make his mark as an artist battled to find his voice following a secret double tragedy that he hid from The Voice cameras.
According to the Mirror, Mo overcame the odds to appear on the show after suffering the heartbreak of losing one of his closest friends.
Mo, who was brought up in foster care in Warrington, lost his close pal in 2015 after he died from a drug overdose.
Tragically, Mo suffered another personal loss when his friends from the band Viola Beach died in a car crash.
He came to The Voice with best friend Max Vickers, who made it through to the semis, after producers scouted him out for the show.
Mo won his place in the Jennifer Hudson’s team after battling against Diamond in the sing-offs.
Watch: The Voice UK 2017 Battle: Mo vs. Diamond – ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’: …Jennifer decided to keep Mo after he impressed with his version of A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke.
Mo sang Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini in his first audition, getting all four judges to turn around and despite pleas from the others; Mo opted for Jennifer as his mentor.
Even though she lost the battle, all was not lost for Diamond, she was stolen by Gavin.
In the Knockout show Mo was saved by the public and in the quarter-final Jennifer chose Mo to go through to next week.
During the semi-final round Mo was chosen by the public to go through to the FINAL.
Mo Adeniran stormed through to the final this weekend.
On Saturday night he battled it out against Into the Ark, Jamie and Michelle to win one of the last three places in Sunday’s grand final.
At this stage in the competition judges Sir Tom Jones and newbies Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson, veteran judge Will.i.am have lost their power.
Having made it through to the very last show Mo, Jamie and Into the Ark each performed again to win the public vote. After Jamie was eliminated it was down to the final showdown between Mo and Into the Ark before Mo eventually claimed victory.