Who is the winner of The Voice UK 2020, Blessing Chitapa?


A teenager from Dudley has been crowned winner of The Voice UK 2020. After a fierce singing battle against three other contestants, Blessing Chitapa won first place in the TV talent contest.

The show’s ninth series finale aired tonight (November 14) on ITV.

The 18-year-old, who was mentored by Olly Murs, wowed the judges throughout the competition and has been dubbed the “pocket performer with a powerful voice”.

Blessing Chitapa, demi-finaliste de The Voice UK

Here’s all you need to know:

How old is she?

Blessing started competing at the age of 17.

Due to coronavirus restrictions this year, it was the longest wait ever for a winner to be crowned and she turned 18 in March.

Where does she live?

The singer is originally from Dudley in the West Midlands, where she grew up after leaving Zimbabwe at the age of seven.

She comes from a family of gospel singers and lives with her mother, father, brother and sister. Her mother, Sarita, works as an occupational therapist and her father, Cleopas, is a pastor and reverend in a local church.

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Les finalists: Blessing Chitapa, Jonny Brooks, Brooke Scullion et Gevanni Hutton

What does she do for a living?

When not singing, Blessing has a passion for science and dreams of becoming a doctor or surgeon if a musical career does not unfold.

In her garden, she built a recording studio where she practices her profession with her sister. She also sings for her church congregation every week.

Who was his mentor?

During the blind auditions, Blessing blew Olly Murs away with her portrayal of “I’d Rather Be Blind” by Etta James.

He was the only judge who turned his chair and automatically became Blessing’s mentor.

From there, teenage Dudley went from strength to strength and wowed the other mentors, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Meghan Trainor.

During the fights, the 17-year-old rewrote the score for Westlife’s “Flying Without Wings” alongside Beryl McCormack in one of the show’s most memorable battles.

And after?

The pocket performer with a powerful voice spoke of her love for gospel music and her strong faith in Christianity, so we could see some upbeat gospel tracks from the budding artist.

As one of the youngest contenders to win the series, she is sure to have a brilliant musical career ahead.


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