The winner of The Voice is… It’s Andrea! What’s your name?
– Andrea Begley. Where do you come from?
– Nothern Island, Country Tyrone. What’s your background?
I’m… … 26, I work as a civil servant and… I’m also visually impaired, so I’m not
entirely sure… … whether anyone
turned around or not. When I was about 5 years old… I found out I had a condition
called Glaucoma. Which is high pressure in my eyes… … and it’s meant that
I’ve now lost 90% of my vision. Glaucoma is a degenerative condition,
so once your vision is gone… … basically that’s it,
there’s no means of getting it back. I had to adapt
the way I did things. For example playing with
my friends or watching TV or… … the ordinary things that you
normally take for granted. She just loves singing,
she sings all the time. Sings around the house,
where I had to listen to her sing around the house. When I sing, it just takes me
to somewhere else. Somewhere that’s totally cut off
from reality… … that I just feel a complete
sense of relaxation. And it’s something
I can just automatically do. Without needing any assistance
or having any issues. So I think that’s maybe why
it’s so important to me. Well that’s a relieve. I can assure you… … not only we turn around,
myself and Tom… … but the whole of the UK
just turned around too. I’m Tom.
– Hi Tom! And I I didn’t know
whether to push my button or not… … because it seems like you
were really something… … that Danny loves to listen to,
I know that. But the reason that I did
press my button is… I couldn’t help myself… Because your voice is so beautiful.
– Thank you. My gut instincts and
I only kind of go with my ears… … and what I feel and stuff. But there’s one thing
that doesn’t lie. And that’s the hairs
on my arms. I’ve used that as the tester
at this whole thing. I could coach you, impeccably,
you know… … excellence is what this team
is all about. Danny. Give it up, come on! For my battle adviser,
I’ve brought in Dido. She’s duetted with some of
the biggest and the best. From Eminem to Massive Attack. In an artist I look for someone
with a unique voice. Someone with the voice
that I remember. You know, who can make it
their own… Who can bring off
the emotion of the song. The song I’ve chosen is
“People Help The People” by Birdie. Alice is brilliant at performing. But maybe the song might
give me the edge. Because of its emotional style. Her voice is so pure and innocent. I’m not used to showing who I am
in front of millions of people… I’m used to playing a role. Really plan where
you’re gonna breath. Then you just get just that
little bit of extra emotion. I think… Andrea has the emotional
upper hand. But if Alice just knew how
to tap into her emotions… I think it would just sway. That was beautiful. You guys’ voices sound angelic,
it was amazing. Andrea, you know,
what people around here don’t realize… … is the amount of calculation
that Andrea has to make… … before she even gets to the stage. How many steps is it up to there?
Am I facing the right way? And that’s even
just before you’ve sang… I’m really proud,
really really proud. I’m gonna go with the feeling
that I always trust… And that’s the hairs
in the back of my neck. And every time this person sings
the hair goes up in the back of my neck. So that’s… Andrea. Come on, put your hands together
for the winner of the battle… … t’s the fantastic Andrea! Well done! I’ll give the cute You didn’t get this far on
the sympathy vote, you know? You got this far, because you’re
an outstanding singer. And I just hope you
chose the right song! Well, I’ve gone for “Songbird”. It could be considered
a safe choice… But I don’t want to take
a risk at this point. I love this song so much. You know, this is what she does best. I want to fight for this,
all the way. And I want Danny to choose me
in his top three. Gorgeous, really beautiful. Good to see you again.
– Yeah, good to see you too. So what’s been going on
in Andreas world? … keeping extremely busy. Thinking about Andrea,
she’s an absolute grafter. She’s working as a civil servant. She’s also going
for her master’s in law. On top of that… I also sit on a board of
trustees for the blind people. And I love being busy. But for me, music is something
that I really want to make the focus. And that’s why The Voice
is so important to me. I definitely don’t want to be considered
as the sympathy card. For me it’s all about music
and that’s why I’m here. You’re a tough cookie. You know what I mean?
And you want to get here on your own merit. I didn’t took you through, you know. You took yourself through. I don’t think there’s a greater test
in music than the audience. So, this is the ultimate test… … and I want to make sure
that I really do the best I can. Once you first started
singing this song… The crowd wasn’t saying “hey”… So I was like come on Andrea is rocking it… So I had the whole crowd say “hey”,
you know what I’m talking about? That was me conducting the crowd,
because you was rocking it. That was beautiful,
that was so nice… … to be front row to watch that. Like Danny, great song choice.
You guys have obviously worked together. Do you know what
the amazing thing is? It was her song choice.
– Oh wow. She wanted to show
a new side to her… … that she doesn’t just
stand there and sing ballads. Wants to move a little bit as well, so…
– That was your song choice? Yeah.
– Yeah. Even more amazing,
make some noise for Andrea. The support from back home
has just been totally overwhelming. There is that element of Irish pride. Watching her on TV and
see her performing… … it’s just been fantastic. And we didn’t realise
the person sitting next to us… … could be so good
at what she does. I think she’s a really good role model
for partially sighted people. Who think that they may
not be able to do some of these things. She just blows that idea
out of the water. Looking back it’s just been
an amazing journey… … and I’m thoroughly enjoyed
my time here. And it’s just been… I feel I’ve grown so much as a person
as well as a singer. The whole way. You know, she’s angelic.
And she’s touching. She touches me right there. She did last week
and the week before. She’s a beautiful, beautiful singer. And she did it again tonight. The support I’ve had from
friends and family back home… Has meant the world to me. So getting to visit my hometown
this week was so lovely. I knew there would be
a few people there. But I never expected
that kind of reception. The noise of the crowd
in the village hall was overwhelming. Never mind being blind,
I could be deaf by the end of this. She not only has
the voice of an angel… … she really is an angel. It is because of you I can’t give a harmony
on a Saturday evening. I’ve known her for years
and just to see her come so far… … is just the most fantastic thing
in the world. I just love her. She’s got such a brilliant voice. She never set out
to be a role model… But if she has helped other people
along the way… She would be so delighted. Sincerely thank you,
from the bottom of my heart. I’m dedicating my performance in the final
to everybody back home. For all the support
they’ve given me. We love you Andrea!
We hope you win The Voice. if you absolutely I wish that here
justly you love presents to me Honestly, there wasn’t one hair on my
whole body that wasn’t standing up. I had shivers throughout
the whole thing. I’m sure the rest of UK did as well. I know that tonight you dedicated that
to every single person back home… … that’s supporting you.
Well, they are gonna be proud of you. Well done. All the time I hear you sing,
it’s like a calming… … soothing… It’s a great escape, your voice. And I enjoy every song you sing. And if you are to win,
I know what I’m gonna listen to… … when I have bad times
or bad days. You have a bright spirit. And hear it in your voice.
– Thank you Thank you very much coaches. So, to get us in the mood
for the performance… I arranged a little tiny outing. Want to come with me to the Isle of wight
festival? Are you serious? We leave now.
– How are we gonna get there? Have you been on a helicopter before? No, funnily enough,
it’s not something I regularly do. It’s an amazing experience. I’m really excited, yeah.
I can’t wait. Welcome to the Isle of Wight. Let’s go meet The Script. I’m such a fan,
I love their music, I love their songs. It was just so nice to meet them. The main reason why
I wanted you to meet the guys… We’re performing it together
on the final. I can’t actually believe
I’m performing with The Script in the finals. It’s just the best. Have you ever been on a stage like this?
– Not this size, no way. You’re gonna love this. I wanted to get Andrea inspired
for the song itself. What better way to do it,
than have 60,000 people singing it. Being a stage of the performance
was immense. As a fan, it was such a privilege. I’m just listening in,
to hear where my parts are gonna be. Making sure I’m picking up
all the tips here. You’re alright, gorgeous?
– Brilliant, Danny… Danny is the best coach.
This was a wonderful day out. Come on, we’ve got the private jet now.
– Oh yeah. We’re heading out to Paris,
for a little date. Oh yeah, sure.
You’re such a liar. The winner of The Voice is… … it’s Andrea!