'The Voice Australia' Proves Successful For Seven With HUGE Grand Final Ratings Figures

13 September 2021 | 3:35 pm | Staff Writer

The highest rating final since 2015.

Bella Taylor Smith has won 'The Voice Australia' 2021

Bella Taylor Smith has won 'The Voice Australia' 2021

Channel Seven's choice to take on The Voice Australia from Nine this year has certainly been the right one with the season's finale drawing in over two million viewers. 

Last night's season grand final, which saw Bella Taylor Smith take out $100,000 in prize money and a recording contract with EMI Recorded Music Australia, brought in a whopping 2.02 million viewers around the country. 

This makes the episode the Australian franchise's highest rating final since Ellie Drennan won season four in 2015. 

Last year, TV Tonight have reported that the 2020 finale - won by coach Guy Sebastian's brother Chris Sebastian - was "the lowest finale on the record" in the ratings, with 911,000 initial viewers and 871,000 viewers for the winner announcement.

The season started and finished strong, having impressively rating higher than the Olympics closing ceremony on its debut.

Familiar faces popped up as contestants throughout the season, including a former P Diddy Signee, Melbourne artist Tanya George and live theatre performer Cassie McIvor - who has success in both Europe, the US and Japan in various roles, including singing at the 2012 Olympic Games - all competing. 

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"I really can’t believe it. I’m so thankful. I can’t wait to see what incredible things are ahead for me," said Taylor Smith after winning this year's competition. 

"I'm really grateful for you [coach Guy], for everyone who voted and for my beautiful family who I love."

One of this year's coaches Keith Urban - who was joined on the panel by Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Rita Ora - treated fans to a performance of his track One Too Many, joined by none other than Gretta Ray in his band. Check it out below.