Following a public vote, the incredibly talented Chris Sebastian has emerged as the winner of this year’s season of The Voice Australia. The grand finale episode aired earlier tonight on Channel 9.
Channel 9 shared that the public vote was an “exceptionally close result, with less than 0.5 per cent separating first and second place”. The show was unable to reveal who came in at second place, due to the grand finale being pre-recorded with four alternate endings for each of the remaining contestants. This was the first time in the show’s history that the finale did not air live, due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the technological lag when speaking to judges Kelly Rowland and Boy George overseas.
Following a 4-chair turn for his audition, and a sweep of phenomenal live performances on the show as part of Team Kelly, Chris takes home a contract with EMI Music Australia, and $100,000.
Chris’ winner’s single ‘Bed For 2’ is available now, as well as ‘The Complete Collection’ which chronicles all of his performances on this season of The Voice.
Chris had previously appeared on the very first season of The Voice in Team Seal, progressing to the Top 16 at the time, and returned as an All-Star this year.
Despite a perception that Chris has had it easy due to being Australian megastar Guy Sebastian’s brother, Chris has had to battle endless streams of misplaced hate for this, and has had to work twice as hard as everybody else to get to this point. As mentioned numerous times throughout the show, Chris was passed up for opportunities in the past due to comparisons to his famous sibling, and was hoping to use The Voice platform to be seen as an individual. It’s a familiar struggle we’ve seen before with Dannii Minogue, Ashlee Simpson, and other famous siblings. There will always be haters somewhere who will attempt to tear you down without cause, but the majority of the Australian viewers used their voting power tonight to show that they have embraced Chris Sebastian with open arms.
Listen to ‘Bed For 2’: