After controversy erupted over the crowning of The Voice winner last night, the trio of finalists have since addressed the outcome.
The Voice finalists have reacted to the show’s finale, which saw Rita Ora’s Lachie Gill take home the crown.
Controversy erupted on social media after the winner was announced on Sunday night, in which the 24-year-old Melbourne PE teacher beat a diverse trio including Team Keith Urban’s Thando Sikwila, Jordan Tavita from Team Guy Sebastian and Faith Sosene from Team Jess. Mauboy.
Faith, 25, took to Instagram to say she was “so proud” of Lachie, before apparently suggesting there was a larger issue at play.
“We already knew that Australia was going to love you and choose you! You are just perfect for them.
“[Thando and Jordan] We must work harder for our future generations to win. At work, we leave.
Meanwhile Thando, 29, said Lachie was a “legend” and “absolutely deserved it”.
“Can’t wait to see where this win takes you,” she wrote, alongside a photo of the couple.
Jordan, 23, echoed Thando’s sentiment as he also lent his support to his fellow finalists.
“My sisters WOW!! We have a bright future ahead of us,” he wrote. “A door closes and 1000 will open for us!!!”
It comes after some fans were left confused last week as public voting opened ahead of the grand finale, but previews of the episode have already aired on TV. How could fans vote if the finale had already been filmed, some viewers wondered?
News.com.au can clarify that the grand finale was pre-recorded, but viewer votes were promised to “fully determine the winner” as alternate endings were recorded.
This means that each of the four finalists had to play their winning (and losing) moment, and the broadcast ending was then determined by audience votes.
So, as viewers watched Lachie win on Sunday night, his was one of four reactions filmed.