Australia voted for the former back-up singer and mother of two Tarryn Stokes as the winner of The Voice 2023 in Seven. He was up against fellow Grand Finalists Charlie Pittman, Ezra Williams and Ethan Beckton.
The 40-year-old from Melbourne was shocked after the host Sonia Kruger announced the result, saying that: “It was amazing, from The Blinds to the Grand Finale and somehow believed I could do it, just thanks to Rita for believing in me.”
Coach Rita prayed replied: “Are you laughing? You made it. You made it!”
With a final solo performance of Celine Dionof All by myself, Guy Sebastian called Tarryn’s voice “just perfect.”
In “a moment in history” for Tarryn, Rita joined him on stage for a duet of Tina Turnerof Simply The Best.
companions The Voice crown, Tarryn won $100,000 in prize money and a recording contract with Universal Music Australia.
After the announcement, Tarryn performed her new single No one else as her family – husband foul and children Archie4, and Quinn2 – looking at.
After a surprise visit to her family during coaching, Tarryn said: “My children are everything to me, being away from them for so long is the hardest thing.”
Sharing her struggles with self-doubt and fear of being too late to step into the spotlight after taking a break to have children, Tarryn said “Maybe I’m starting to see what people always see man.”
In response, Rita said “It’s a dream to see you flourish after all you’ve sacrificed.”
Tarryn’s win ensured back-to-back titles for her coach Rita.
In last year’s grand finale, an average of 751,000 viewers watched the episode before rising to 779,000 Lachie Gill crowned victor. The 24-year-old Victorian also won $100,000 in prize money and a recording contract with Universal Music Australia.
The Voice an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network.