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Saturday 27 December 2014

Local star Andrea Begley crowned 'The Voice' 2013

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The Voice UK Final winner Andrea Begley with Danny o'donoghue and other Northern Ireland finalist Leah McFall
The Voice UK Final winner Andrea Begley with Danny O'donoghue and other Northern Ireland finalist Leah McFall
The Voice UK Final winner Andrea Begley with Danny o'donoghue and holly willoughby
Picture Shows: Live Show Danny O'Donoghue, Andrea Begley, Holly Willoughby
Programme Name: The Voice - Picture Shows: +++LIVE SHOW++ Leah McFall
Programme Name: The Voice - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Leah McFall, Will.i.am
Programme Name: The Voice -Picture Shows: Live Show The Script, Andrea Begley
Programme Name: The Voice -Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Andrea Begley
Programme Name: The Voice -Picture Shows: Live Show Danny O'Donoghue, Andrea Begley, Leah McFall, Holly Willoughby
The Voice UK Final Leah McFall, Will I Am and Holly Willoughby
The Voice UK Final Programme Name: The Voice - Picture Shows: Live Show Dress Run ***Leah McFall
The Voice UK Final Programme Name: The Voice - Picture Shows: Live Show Dress Run ***Leah McFall
The Voice UK Final Programme Name: The Voice - Picture Shows: Live Show Dress Run ***Leah McFall
The Voice contestant Leah McFall.
The Voice contestant Leah McFall.
The Voice contestant Leah McFall.
The Voice UK Final Andrea Begley
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley Finalists on The Voice pictured with her mum back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Leah McFall
Andrea Begley
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast MONDAY: 17th June 2013 Leah McFall Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home
Pacemaker Press Belfast MONDAY: 17th June 2013 Leah McFall Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home
Pacemaker Press Belfast MONDAY: 17th June 2013 Leah McFall Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home
Pacemaker Press Belfast MONDAY: 17th June 2013 Leah McFall Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home
Programme Name: The Voice -Picture Shows: ++IMAGE FROM THE DRESS RUN OF THE VOICE LIVE SHOW++ Leah McFall
Pacemaker Press Belfast MONDAY: 17th June 2013 Leah McFall Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Leah McFall
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Leah McFall
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Leah McFall
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Leah McFall
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Leah McFall
Leah McFall during her performance during episode 12 of the BBC reality show The Voice.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Andrea Begley has won BBC talent show The Voice
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
CJ Edwards, Leah McFall
Programme Name: The Voice - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Embargoed for publication until: n/a - Picture Shows: Andrea Begley - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Guy Levy
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice picture back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast :TUESDAY: 18th June 2013 Andrea Begley (Danny) Finalists on The Voice pictured back at home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone Northern Ireland before the final this Saturday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Andrea Begley has been crowned the winner of 'The Voice' 2013.

The 27-year-old singer beat off stiff competition from bookies' favourite Leah McFall and fellow finalist Mike Ward on Saturday night (22.06.13) to come first place in the BBC One competition and secure a recording contract.

Following her victory, Andrea, who wowed viewers with her three performances of Evanescence's 'My Immortal', 'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan and 'Hall of Fame', accompanied by her mentor Danny O'Donoghue and his band The Script, said: "I actually can't speak. I never ever, ever could have imagined this."

The Northern Irish singer also told host Holly Willoughby: "Honestly, first and foremost I have to thank everyone at home for voting for me. Hopefully I will try my best to put your vote to good use and be a success. Thank you so much."

Irish rocker Danny hailed Andrea's victory and called her an "inspiration".

Andrea also earned high praise from the other mentors, Jessie J, Tom Jones and Will.i.am during the final.

The Black Eyed Peas rapper admitted: "Andrea came with her best, everything was in key, controlled and magnificent."

Leah was widely tipped to win this year's reality series after her version of Gloria Gaynor's hit 'I Will Survive' stormed the charts.

Matt Henry was the first contestant to be voted off the show during the final.

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