The year 2020 has come with some historic achievements for Zimbabwe and the girls are leading the groundbreaking. First it was Sha Sha winning the Best International Act at the 2020 BET Awards and now its Blessing Chitapa taking The Voice UK 2020 crown.
By Plot Mhako
Blessing Chitapa has been crowned the winner of The Voice 2020.
The 18-year-old and her coach Olly Murs came out victorious after a tough battle with the other finalists Gevanni Hutton (Team Will.i.am), Jonny Brooks (Team Tom Jones), and Brooke Scullion (Team Meghan Trainor).
Voice UK 2020 edition kicked off ten months ago despite a setback from Coronavirus that saw the singing contest put on hold.
The final four contestants (Jonny, Gevanni, Blessing and Brooke) tonight went head-to-head for that life changing record contract.
Born in Zimbabwe Blessing grew up singing with her family in the before they moved to the UK when she was just nine.
Both of her parents are pastors at the Cornerstone Fellowship International Church in West Bromwich and she credits growing up in the church surrounded by music as the key to her amazing vocal talents.
Blessing Chitapa moved a step up from where Donel Mangena a British-Zimbabwean pop singer left in 2018 after he came second from the winner Ruti Olajugbagbe. He was then given a recording contract by Black Eyed Peas, Willy I am.
What will Blessing get from the win?
The winner of The Voice 2020 will get a record deal with Polydor Records alongside the release of their debut single.
There is no cash prize for winning The Voice.
Winners previously got £100,000 before the show moved from BBC to ITV.
THE JUDGES / COACHES from left to right:
Will.i.am, 45, was born William James Adam Jr. in LA, California.
Meghan Trainor is a US singer from Massachusetts who rose to fame thanks to her 2014 smash hit All About That Bass.
Sir Tom Jones, 80, is a singing legend from Pontypridd, Wales
Olly Murs, 36, rose to fame in 2009 when he came runner-up on The X Factor.