facebook
twitter
search
search

Leanne Mitchell wins Britain's 'The Voice'

June 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- More than 7 million people watched as Leanne Mitchell was crowned the winner of BBC singing reality television show, "The Voice," the British network said.

The 28-year-old from Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, was mentored by Tom Jones, and beat out three other contestants to win a record contract on Saturday's live show, the BBC reported.

"It gives me confidence that there is justice in this world," Jones said of the win.

The overnight ratings for Saturday's final earned just over half the 13.1 million viewers who tuned in for the "Britain's Got Talent" final in May, the BBC reported Sunday. That makes "The Voice" the highest-rating debut for a BBC program on record, said a BBC spokeswoman, whose name was not reported.

Ratings peaked earlier in the season at more than 10 million viewers, but had dropped to 4.5 million by last week, BBC reported.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen said producers will look for ways to improve the series in the future.

"We'll take away a few things from the live shows to tinker with for series two," he said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Tom Jones
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'I Am Chris Farley' documentary trailer released
Olivia Munn gets ready for 'X-Men'
Demi Moore stuns in ageless new photo
Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman's sons model for Saint Laurent
Karrueche Tran goes blonde for 2015 BET Awards