The Voice final sparks voting backlash as fans slam format shake-up

The Voice Kids final sparked outrage among viewers on Saturday night with many fans picking fault with the format of the show.

Other viewers were unhappy with the audience vote after they decided who was crowned the winner.

Coaches, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Ronan Keating returned to their seats as they narrowed down their teams of four.

After the battle round, each coach picked which singer they wanted to go through to the final.

The acts then took turns to perform until one was crowned the winner of the 2023 series.

It was up to the studio audience to vote who they wanted to win the talent show – and twins Shanice and Andrea. who were on Team Will, were announced as the winners.

The duo broke down in tears over their victory as they spoke to host Emma Willis.

However, fans took to Twitter in droves to share their thoughts about the final.

While some praised the talented performers, others weren’t happy that the series was over already.

Some viewers also were unhappy with the audience’s decision, claiming the vote was “fixed”.

@SG902110 complained about the format: “3 episodes of #TheVoiceKids and it’s over wtf BGT & XFactor go on for week.” (sic)

“Why so short a series? Odd,” @Bob71136804 quizzed.

@CentristAnd added: “Watching #thevoicekids and notable that the format shorter now.”

Speaking about the audience vote, @ISAYWHATIWANT19 tweeted: “Every single talent show on TV is a fix. #TheVoiceKids.”

@IndeedItsMark asked: “Blimey really? No way. #TheVoiceKids.”

@details4466 suggested: “Is looking like it should’ve been thrown to phone voting by the public #TheVoiceKids.”

@R4ch0111 was thrilled to see the twins win as they tweeted: “Shanice & Andrea are insaaaane!!! Well Done and congratulations on the win girls. Absolutely deserving win #TheVoiceKids.” (sic)

The Voice Kids is available to watch on the ITV Hub.