Zimbabwean The Voice UK contestant Donel Mangena came in send in the finals. The 16 year old lost to 18 year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe. Ruti bagged herself a record deal with Polydor and a prize money of £100 000.
Runner up, Donel was very happy to have got so far. He told host Emma Willis: “Thank you so much. I’ve loved every second of it. To have come runner up, it’s amazing. Working with will.i.am has been my highlight. I’m so happy, as happy as Ruti.”
Donel’s father, Nkosana Mangena thanked people for supporting his son and wrote: “Donel is my Hero!!!” on his Facebook page.
He might have been runner up but Donel is set to perform at The Queen’s birthday.