The Voice chooses its final contestants

The Voice 2013 has its four finalists. Matt Henry, Andrea Begley, Leah McFall and Mike Ward are now the four singers left battling it out to be crowned the series” winner during next week”s final show.

Matt, Andrea, Leah and Mike secured the more votes than Ash Morgan, Karl Michael, Cleo Higgins and Joseph Apostol, as the number of hopefuls during Saturday”s night show.

“All I can say is thank you so much to everyone who voted for me,” said Andrea, who is visually impaired, after impressing the audience and judges with her version of One Of Us by Joan Osbourne. “For people to vote for me because of my singing is just the best feeling in the world.”

The finalists


Before the show Andrea, 27, tweeted about her nerves during the show.

“Getting ready to find out the results #butterfiles #teamdanny #thevoiceuk,” she said, referening her mentor, Danny O”Donoghue.

Irish-born Andrea beat her fellow “Team Danny” member, Karl Michael, 27, to the final show.

“Thank u all for your support. Andrea is an amazing Person and singer,” Karl Tweeted after the show. “Wish her all the luck x”.

Team Danny

“I never thought I”d have come this far,” said Andrea”s fellow finalist Mike, 23, whose mentor is Sir Tom Jones, adding that he was “surprised” to have made it to the semi final, let alone being so close to the prize.

“You have one of the best voices that I”ve heard in a long time,” said Jessie J to Ash, who is now out of the the competition. “Your going home doesn”t change that,” she added encouragingly.

Leah beat Cleo Higgins, her fellow member of “Team“, to the chance of performing at the final.


Cleo, who sang Don”t Let Go by En Vogue during the semi final, made a name for herself in the music industry back in the late 1990s with girl band Cleopatra.

“I”ve had the best time,” she said. “I knew I was going home. I”m so happy I”m leaving on a really good note.”

Matt, Andrea, Leah and Mike will go head-to-head during the final of The Voice next Saturday.