Falkirk singer Craig Eddie was crowned winner of The Voice 2021 on Saturday night despite struggling with anxiety throughout the competition.
The 23-year-old, whose mentor was Anne-Marie, admitted he was in shock after beating the competition’s other three finalists – but fellow coach Will.i.am didn’t seem too satisfied of the result.
After performing his own song Come Waste My Time in his last battle with singer Grace Holden, the Scottish singer was blown away after hearing he had won the victory.
However, fellow trainer Will.i.am didn’t seem embarrassed by the victory – and picked up his phone as soon as the winner was announced while his colleagues cheered.
Fans of the show weren’t happy with the Black Eyed Peas star’s reaction, and some even accused him of being “rude.”
One of them tweeted, “Sorry, but how rude I will be on his phone’s voice like that”, while another fan replied, “Yeah, I noticed that. ”
Another posted: “I was thinking the same, kinda lost respect for him last night”, while a fourth speculated that he was not the most satisfied with the result, replying: “Yes he didn’t. didn’t look happy at all. ”
Defending Will, one fan tweeted, “He’s tweeting live from the show. He’s been doing it for years. ”
However, a glance at Will’s Twitter account does not show any tweets from him about the outcome, his latest tweet being to urge fans to vote for his finalist Okulaja.
Craig, born in Scotland, was thrilled to be crowned winner of The Voice after struggling with lack of confidence and anxiety throughout the show.
After being announced the winner, a delighted Craig said: “I’m still shocked. Thank you to everyone, Scotland and everyone who voted and Anne-Marie who believes in me and brings me to this point.
“Everything I’ve been through, I have a hard time remembering my thoughts, but I really can’t express my gratitude to every single person who voted.