Ruti Olajugbagbe wins The Voice
A Nigerian lady Ruti Olajugbagbe has won the 2018 edition of The Voice UK.
18-year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe was crowned the winner of The Voice 2018 on Saturday night beating runner-up Donel Mangena. Ruti broke down in tears after host Emma Willis announced her as the winner, with her coach Sir Tom Jones gushing earlier in the show that is a ‘wonderful, magical, sincere’ singer.
Speaking after her victory Ruti said:
‘I wasn’t expecting this… I didn’t expect to get to the blind audition, I don’t know what to say!’
Ruti Olajugbagbe won £100,000 prize, as well as a deal with Republic Records. Ruti Olajugbagbe’s first single is already available
Ruti Olajugbagbe’s first single became available as soon as the Voice final finished on Saturday night. Click here to preview, download or stream Ruti Olajugbagbe’s Dreams.
Runner-up Donel was equally gracious as he congratulated Ruti on her victory, saying:
‘Thank you so much. I’ve loved every second of it. To have come runner-up, it’s amazing. Working with will.i.am has been my highlight. I’m so happy, as happy as Ruti.’
It was a nail-biting final which saw the last four contestants battle it out for the £100,000 prize, as well as a deal with Republic Records.
Ruti was crowned champion after three incredible performances, with her final song – Dreams by The Cranberries – to be released as her debut single Daily Mail reported.