The long awaited finale of Channel 9′s The Voice saw “popera” singer Harrison Craigfrom Team Seal take out this years title. More importantly he has also snagged for himself a record contract with Universal Music Australia, a $100,000 and brand new Ford Kuga!
The 18 year old sang the song Unconditional which is available as an iTunes single and his album, which is called More Than A Dream, will be out on the 26th of this month. Of the four finalists Luke Kennedy (Team Ricky) was second, Celia Pavey (Team Delta) managed third and Danny Ross (Team Joel) brought up the rear in fourth.
Harrison, clearly very happy at his victory, said “Seal always said, ‘coaches don’t win, the artists do’, but in this case I feel we both have. I feel I am better because of Seal, and because of my experience on this show. The past few months have been an experience like no other. This show, through Seal and the other artists, has given me so much and provided an amazing launch pad into my career.”
The party atmosphere of the finale was best summed up by the performance of John Farnham’s The Voice by all of the show’s Top 16.
There has been a fair bit of coverage of late about how winning The Voice has yet to translate into an instant career for it’s winners around the world so it will be interesting to see how Craig fares.