Harrison Craig, the 18 year-old from Chelsea, Melbourne, claimed an overwhelming and rather unsurprising victory in The Voice on Monday evening. Craig had been the clear favourite in the competition for a number of weeks, but remained humble right until the end. After being crowned the winner, Craig’s mentor Seal faced his tearful champion, announcing, “I do believe you are destined for great things…thank you for the ride…” Talking to the Morning Show on Nine, Craig reciprocated the affection, saying that Seal “goes the extra mile…it’s so nice to have a person of that calibre to be involved.”
Craig soared to victory after beating the other finalists Luke Kennedy, Celia Pavey and Danny Ross, who came in at second, third and fourth respectively. Danny Ross and Joel Madden were surrounded by flames as they sang Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’, whilst Celia Pavey offered up a beautiful rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way’ with Delta Goodrem. Runner-up Luke Kennedy gave a passionate performance of ‘El Tango De Roxanne’ from Moulin Rouge with his equally charismatic mentor Ricky Martin, but none it seemed could match Harrison Craig’s heart-warming performance of The Hollies ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, with the towering support of Seal next to him. As he was showered with golden confetti, Craig rounded up the finale with his debut single ‘Unconditional’. After winning the hearts of the nation, Craig certainly has a promising future ahead of him.
Harrison Craig’s debut single ‘Unconditional’ is already available for download on iTunes, with his debut album being released on June25.