Lachie Gill has been crowned the winner of The Voice Australia for 2022. During Sunday night’s grand finale episode, the 24-year-old Victorian won the $100,000 prize money and a recording contract with Universal Music Australia. After host Sonia Kruger delivered the verdict, the former football player and P.E. teacher said he was ‘blown away’. ‘Oh my God! From the start, I just never, ever would have expected this.

I’m just blown away. Thank you so much. Wow. Thank you,’ Lachie exclaimed. Lachie’s coach, British songstress Rita Ora, praised him for his talent and thanked Australia for their support. ‘You did all of this. Australia, thank you, thank you, I love you. I feel like this is just the beginning for you. Congratulations. I’m so happy for you I can’t breathe!’ she gushed.

From the very start, Rita was determined to get the talented Lachie on her team.‘Lachie is in a league of his own; he’s the ultimate storyteller and has the ability to capture the audience and have them go along with him. He sings like it’s the last time, every time,’ she said.

Rita and Lachie performed Lady Gaga’s hit Always Remember Us This Way during Sunday’s grand finale episode. Lachie thanked the Body on Me hit-maker for reminding him to stay authentic. ‘You’ve given me challenging songs, but you’ve always said, “Don’t try and be someone else, just do it Lachie’s way”,’ he said. Lachie was joined on stage by fellow grand finalists Thando Sikwila, Jordan Tavita and Faith Sosene, who all delivered incredible performances.

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