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‘The Voice’ 2016 Final Won By Former Liberty X Singer Kevin Simm

Just a little bit... over the moon.

10/04/2016 08:26

Former Liberty X singer Kevin Simm has been crowned the winner of this year’s ‘The Voice’.

After Lydia Lucy and and Cody Frost were first to be voted off, Kevin beat Jolan to win a recording deal with Universal Music.

During Saturday's final, Kevin performed Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ and dueted on ‘Mr. Brightside;’ with his coach Ricky Wilson.

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After being announced as the winner of the 2016 competition, Kevin said: “I cannot believe it. I’m so grateful to everyone that supported me.  

“I couldn’t have dreamed this would have happened.  So grateful for everyone that’s voted, everyone that’s worked on the show, that’s made this experience happen.”

Kevin previously found fame as one fifth of 90s pop group Liberty X, who were came together on the ITV show, ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, which was won by Girls Aloud.

The group enjoyed a string of hits including ‘Thinking It Over’, ‘Got To Have Your Love’ and topped the charts in 2002 with the pop classic, ‘Just A Little’ .

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Kevin continually impressed throughout this year’s series, with stunning versions of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and Sia’s ‘Chandelier’.

And the final was no different, with all four judges praising his performances.

Paloma Faith told him: “I’ve been Team Kevin since the beginning. The first audition when you got four turns.  Absolutely so exceptional and emotionally connected, it’s blown my mind.  The nation’s fallen in love with you.”

The winner’s single, ‘All You Good Friends’, is available to download and stream now, with at least 20 pence from each download and at least 50% from each stream going to Comic Relief.

Watch Kevin perform his winner's single below...

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