ITV’s The Voice UK Kids under fire as winner is chosen

The Voice UK Kids has come under fire as the winner of the Christmas special was chosen.

For the three nights, talented children from across the country took to the stage in a bid to impress the coaches.

Sitting on the big red spinning chairs this time were Pixie Lott, Danny Jones, Will.I.Am, and new coach Melanie C.

After filling their team with four performers each, it was down to the battle and final all in one night on Wednesday evening.

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And Spice Girls star Mel C had a great start to her time on the show as her act Torrin ended up winning the show which saw the tears flowing in The Voice studio.

The 14-year-old wowed the coaches and viewers with a special rendition of Auld Lang Syne after speaking about how New Year was important to her family following the death of her mum as both her parents are Scottish.

Speaking to host Emma Willis right after the news was revealed, Torrin said: “It just feels totally incredible and thank you to Melanie because I wouldn’t be here without you!”

But the ITV show has come under fire, due to its prize.

Torrin won The Voice UK Kids 2021

Previous series have seen the young winners bag a dream trip as well as money towards their music education.

This year, Torrin has won a trip to Disneyland Paris to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

But before Emma announced the winner, she actually surprised the other three finalists, Leo, Savannah, and Aishling, with the same trip to Disneyland.

“Now before we reveal the name of our winner, I do have one very small announcement still to make and that is: whatever the result this evening, you will all be going to Disneyland Paris,” she told them.

Viewers, however, weren’t impressed.

@GrenadaSpice tweeted: “Really enjoyed #TheVoiceKids Lovely but strange prize. Where’s the continued mentoring? Surely the winner will receive more than a trip to Disneyland @thevoicekidsuk.”

Mel C was emotional after the winner was announced as her act

@Theatreluvvie12 said in response: “Agree thought it was very odd.”

“So what’s the point in winning then #TheVoiceKids,” @whitefrank95 tweeted.

@Johnboy710Fble asked: “What’s happened to the £30k cash prize? as in previous years? #TheVoiceKids.”

“If the prize for winning is a trip to Disneyland Paris and all the finalists are going no matter the result… does it really matter if they win #TheVoiceKidsUK,” @TvFaN409384565 added.

@Abistheory2 agreed: “This is what I just thought. So I thought I didn’t hear the other part of the prize.”

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