The Voice grand final under fire over voting glitch: "Website crashed"
Viewers of The Voice were unhappy as they tried to cast their votes for the winner, only to be met with a broken website.
There was a technical glitch that impacted the site, which left viewers unable to cast their votes, and many believe that this is why Diana Rouvas was announced as the winner.
She was ecstatic when she heard she was the winner and as a part of her prize, won $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music or EMI.
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A Nine representative confirmed the glitch in a statement during last night’s show. It read:
"Hundreds of thousands of votes have been coming through during tonight’s show which has caused some technical problems for a small number of viewers, however, votes are continuing to flow through," they said, according to Mamamia.
"The technical problem has now been solved. We appreciate everybody’s support for the artists and the show."
Can’t vote. Website crashed??? #TheVoiceAU
— KBR (@Kylie_Roden) 7 July 2019
— Mick (@mikjcal) 7 July 2019
Host of The Voice Sonia Kruger announced that more than 600,000 people had already cast their votes and that it was going to be a tight competition.
When Rouvas was announced as the winner, her coach Boy George was “shocked”.
"I'm shocked, I'm shocked. In a good way. I think it was really close."
Rouvas competed on The Voice previously in its first season back in 2012 and she placed fifth.