Sam Perry’s unique performances, which combine his vocal abilities and electronic sound backups, have divided judges on The Voice this year.
But the 28-year-old came out on top last night as he was crowned the winner of the talent show.
His coach Kelly Rowland praised him on the finale for staying “focused among all the controversy”.
“You have been strong, you’ve been bulletproof and an unsuspected hero,” she added.
After favourite Sheldon Riley was eliminated, that left Sam and Bella Paige, 16, nervously waiting to see who would be crowned the winner of The Voice Australia 2018.
And, of course, Sam came out on top which has left many viewers divided on his triumph.
Many echoed Kelly’s praises on Twitter after Sam was announced as the winner.
— Kylie McMillan (@KylieMcMillan) June 17, 2018
— The Song of The Mockingbird (@HouseBaelishGoT) June 17, 2018
However, many on social media weren’t as ecstatic Sam came out on top.
WHAT WHAT WHAT This is “the Voice” and Sam isn’t a singer. He shouldn’t have been allowed on the show to begin with. I feel for Aydan, Sheldon and Bella because they provide incredible vocal performances every week. disappointed. #TheVoiceAU
— Daisy McGrath (@daisymcgrath__) June 17, 2018
I'm sorry but its the VOICE. what was sam doing? editing his voice. he shouldn't have won. if it was a talent show like the x factor, I'd understand. #TheVoiceAU
— vivi 💞 (@bblinkpink) June 17, 2018
Whilst there was some outrage Sam won, one clever Twitter user did point out he did receive the most votes.
— Fernando J.O. Zagal (@fernandojozagal) June 17, 2018
We’re sure Boy George had a lot to say about Sam’s win too.
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