The winner of The Voice 2016 is … is Kevin! What’s your name? My name is Kevin Simm, 35 years old from Chorley. Yeah, I used to be in a pop group,
a while back, called Liberty X. I was in a band called Liberty X. It was amazing, you know. We won a Brit Award,
been number one, traveled the world. We just sort of had the time
of our lives for a couple of years really. We had a couple of hits and then it started
going a little bit sort of downhill… … the charts positions weren’t great,
so we’ve got dropped. Straight after the band I signed with a
label and recorded my own album… At that point I was like: ‘oh this is gonna
be awesome, I’m gonna be massive’. Then I sort of just got shelved, pretty much. What can you do?
It puts you off music a little bit… It did knock my confidence a lot.
Life became a bit more normal. I was sort of out of this little bubble… … and I just started thinking
that I have to get a job. Well, hello!
– Hello. Obviously, you’ve been in a pop group,
so you’ve experienced… … so you know right know that the
decisions that you make are very crucial. Uh-huh…
– No pressure! It’s just obvious, when you hear a voice
of that quality singing… That you have to turn around.
So well done today! Thanks, man. I’ve just got goosebumps over my whole body… … because that was absolutely
stunning! From the reaction from one
sort of got me the most… That’s Paloma. So emotional! You’re so incredible! I promise I’m not gonna let you down…
I promise! The rehearsal for me was probably not
one of my proudest vocals. Kevin was quite ill and if you’re ill you can’t
sing as well as you normally do. Should we have a go?
– Is it alright to get some water? Yeah. I am struggling a bit today.
– What, with your voice? Yeah. It is like, literally, pushing me to my limit. I put a lot of pressure on myself,
in these sort of situations. Because when you’re out there
trying to prove yourself all over again… You know, it’s just tough. I hope that that’s not something that
he does in the performance… Because as they say in their business:
“the show must go on”. I’m pretty confident that
Faith will not slip up. So I think I do have to be
sort of on my game. And if I did sort of screw something up… then there’s a good chance
that would be the end of it for me. I think that they both could win the
competition. So I’m in a mess, really… Kevin you have this incredible gift. You’re a little bit, kind of,
overwhelmed by in some respects. Which is endearing, but I think you need
to really work on your confidence. Because you’ve got
this incredible voice. Well, there’s no winner and there’s no loser. I feel that I can give so much more… … to Faith! Wow! Kevin, you’re now available for a steal. One steal for Ricky! Well done, mate! I can’t believe Paloma let you go,
it was ridiculous. I can’t believe that I’ve got a second chance. You have been through the wringer a bit… …and it has knocked you down a few times,
but you keep coming back. Oh no! That was horrendous…
– It wasn’t! Horrendous?! He’s another one with the weight
of the world on his shoulders. And every time he gets a knock back
it’s brought into this spot. I am critical of myself. I came in to the competition
with not a great lot of confidence. You don’t have to sing chandeliers
to show that you deserve to be there. Because whenever you start singing,
you show your confidence then. Regrets are sort of,
I’m leaving them all behind. So I’m definitely gonna
go into this next round, confident. Now you just have to be the best. Kevin’s definitely got it in him to do that. Kevin! How are you doing man?
It’s great to see you! Your family happy?
– Yeah. The kids are loving it and
singing ‘Chandelier’ every day. So that’s cool. I think being a father is the single most
amazing thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ve got two little boys: Charlie who’s four
and Oliver who’s two. And they are little rascals. It could be hard work,
I’m not gonna lie. The joy, like, I get from my two boys
is just out of this world. You did yourself proud. You sang a song, it was just you and
a piano, really stripped back. That’s all you need on this show, do what
it says on the tin. It’s called The Voice. You’re The Voice, well done. Your voice is, like, one of the best voices
in the music industry. But I don’t think that was the song to… … you’ve come this far and God darn it,
people please… Put him through to the finals,
if you don’t do it fast pass… Put him through, because his voice
is just that spectacular. So today I was, like, just cleaning around
the flat and I got a knock on the door. Surprise! My little boys were there and my wife
and my mum. Dad, you smell like sugar!
– Do I? It was unreal, I could not believe it. Did you miss daddy?
– Yeah. Seeing my boys is definitely sort of
make this few weeks being away worthwhile. It’s nice to surprise daddy. And it’s the perfect pick-me-up to get
me ready for this week. All the time I hear Kevin sing I… I’m really confused on
why you don’t have a career-career. And why you’re a contestant.
I just really don’t get it. You did yourself so proud and you took off.
Basically we’re in space now. We’re just in space with Kevin. So this week was very busy with
interviews. Final coming up, how are you feeling? I didn’t think I would get to
this point. So how are you, Kevin?
– I’m good mate. Hopefully I can just take it a bit further. Really excited to be going home. It’s been a longest time
I’ve ever been away from them Oh my god, I don’t like crowds. It was an emotional moment. Yeah, I hadn’t seen them for a little while. And I miss them. I’m so proud of you. Vote for Kev! Unbelievably grateful for all
the support. I can’t believe all these people
have turned out for me. Charlie and Ollie are so proud of their dad. They just can’t get over it,
when they see him on the telly. Today’s been awesome.
Singing with Charlie was just unbelievable. I wanna do this for them and for me,
more than ever. I’ve got to give
the performance of my life. Well, from the very first blind audition… Kevin’s had the rare ability to
be able to transport us… … to wherever he is in his head. And tonight we were taken to… … He showed us the passion, the determination… … and more importantly, tonight he showed us
the belief that he can win this show, and… This week I got the chance to go home… … and do something I really really
wanted to do for my sister. Last week, his sister goes:
“Ah, can you give him the day off on Thursday?… … I really want him to come
to my wedding.” And I was like… I know he’s supposed to be preparing for the final… …but there are some things in life
you just can’t miss. It’s happening. It was an absolute honor
to sing my sister down the aisle. It meant a lot to be here
and to be able to do that for her. Great to see him in is element. And also, you know, I had to look
after his kids while he was up there. And I’m not great with kids. He’s a natural-born babysitter. Fancy let me and Laura go out
one night for a meal or something… … he’s more than welcome to
come and look after the boys. I have the greatest of pleasure
in announcing you as husband and wife! Kevin has been my idol growing up
and for him to sing at my wedding… It’s just the way it should be. So proud to see my sister
get married today. But before singing
I was quite nervous. Not really wonderful
wearing a Dicky bow. If I’m honest, I needed
a wee really badly. All those things sort of took
my mind off the fact that I had to sing. Oh, I think you’re gorgeous. Really happy for Ricky to come
and show his support. All the ladies here where as well. Am I covered in lipstick? I mean, like,
I haven’t been kissed so much in my life. Have a brilliant rest of the day! I couldn’t have missed a day… The biggest week of my life,
the biggest week of my sister’s life. You know that you put everything
into it, your heart, your soul. And we can tell that. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sing again, man. But amazing job, again, you… The winner of The Voice 2016 is… … is Kevin!