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Will.i.am 'sad' Tyrone woman with 10% vision wins the The Voice UK

Andrea Begley, coached by Irish frontman Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, beat hot favourite, Leah McFall, who is coached by Will.i.am.
Jun 23rd 2013, 2:44 PM 33,456 47

A PARTIALLY SIGHTED 27-year-old from Pomeroy, Co Tyrone took home the winning title for The Voice UK last night.

Andrea Begley, coached by Irish frontman Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, beat hot favourite, Leah McFall, who currently has four songs in the top 30 iTunes charts.

Following the announcement of the winner, Will.i.am, coach to McFall, tweeted that he was “sad” and “perplexed” about the “unexplainable” public vote.

He followed up the tweet by wishing his congratulations to Begley.

The Tyrone woman wins a record deal in the hopes she’ll do better than last year’s winner, Leanne Mitchell, whose debut single flopped.

(Pic: Will.i.am/Twitter)

The winner Andrea Begley with the other finalists Mike Ward, Matt Henry and Leah McFall. (Image: BBC.co.uk)

The Voice UK coaches, Will.i.am, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Irish man Danny O’Donoghue of The Script performing Get Lucky by Daft Punk. (Image: BBC.co.uk)

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