Jermain Jackman has won this year’s The Voice UK and the singer, from Hackney, London, looked shocked when his name was called out as the winner. Both he and his mentor Will.I.Am were visibly emotional after the news was announced.
“This is not just an achievement for me, this is an achievement for every single person around the world, especially in the UK, who has had a dream, worked hard for that dream and achieved that dream. I want you guys to know – work hard for your dream and you can achieve it.”
“A lot of people are going to giggle when you say [you want to be the first black Prime Minister], but you can prove people wrong. To go out and put yourself in that situation where you want to do work in your community, that’s a lot of hard work and focus and dedication. I hope you know this victory is more than just you singing. This is direction and guidance for the rest of your life.”
Leicester singer Sally Barker from Team Tom and Christina Marie from Bristol who was on Team Ricky were joint runners-up while Team Kylie’s act Gillingham’s Jamie Johnson finished in 4th.
Each of the acts duetted with their coaches in the final and Cheryl Cole also surprised Will.I.Am with a phone call of support.
Well done Jermain! 🙂