Tarryn Stokes Revealed As 'The Voice' 2023 Winner

9 October 2023 | 8:49 am | Mary Varvaris

"Tarryn is one of the best singers I have ever heard, not only in Australia but the world."

Tarryn Stokes

Tarryn Stokes (Source: Supplied)

Whittlesea-based powerhouse singer, mum and vocal coach Tarryn Stokes has won the twelfth season of The Voice Australia, taking home $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music Australia. At 40 years old, she’s the oldest winner of the show since its beginning in 2012.

During the Grand Final, which aired last night (8 October) on Channel 7, Stokes put on three fantastic performances, including her phenomenal rendition of the Celine Dion classic, All By Myself, paid tribute to Tina Turner with a duet alongside her coach, Rita Ora; singing Simply The Best, and sang her winning single, Nobody.

You can watch Stokes sing All By Myself and Nobody below and her duet with Rita Ora.

On her win, Stokes commented in a press release, “It feels amazing, going from The Blinds to being in the Grand Finale and somehow believing that I can do this; it’s just thanks to Rita for believing in me.”

Rita Ora added, “Tarryn is one of the best singers I have ever heard, not only in Australia but the world. It is a dream seeing you flourish after everything you have sacrificed.”

Stokes continued, “Nobody is more than just a breakup song; to me, it is about breaking up with the things or people in your life that are no longer good for you. Listening to your inner voice and being confident when speaking out, singing out. I hope it resonates and encourages everyone who listens.”

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Stokes was joined by Charlie Pittman, Ezra Williams and Ethan Beckton in the Grand Final. Each contestant who made the top four has released a complete collection of the songs they performed while on The Voice; you can stream them all here.

“I think we put ourselves under so much pressure as mums to do it all: career, kids and be amazing at everything,” Stokes said about her motivation to pursue her dreams on The Voice Australia in a recent Eternity News interview. “I spent many years as a new mum saying no to everything because I didn’t want to be spread too thin. It’s only now that I feel like it’s the right time.”