Leicester ‘Wonder Twins’ Shanice and Andrea Nyandoro have been crowned the winners of ITV’s The Voice Kids, after wowing with their soulful singing skills.
The pair, who attend Beauchamp College in Oadby won the show’s seventh series on Saturday evening after a tight, closely-fought final.
Based on the mainstream show with the same name, The Voice Kids is a national competition for children aged seven to 14 and aims to find the best young singer in the UK.
In their blind initial audition, the two 12-year-olds left the audience and the four judges – Pixie Lott, Ronan Keating, Will.I.Am and Danny Jones – spellbound with a stunning cover of ‘Faith’ by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande.
The energetic and passionate performance resulted in three of judges turning around, with the girls choosing former member of the Black Eyed Peas, Will to be their mentor.
Having shone in their initial audition, Andrea and Shanice, who formerly attended Brock Hill Primary School, then took to the stage again on Saturday night, competing against other hopefuls in the showpiece final.
To kick off the final, the twins performed Lizzo’s ‘Special’ as part of ‘Team Will’s’ battle segment – where all of Will’s acts performed together. The girls were then selected as part of the final four.
Taking on the Coldplay classic ‘Sky Full of Stars,’ Andrea and Shanice managed to top their initial audition, delivering a hugely poignant performance that saw host Emma Willis announce them as overall winners.
Writing on their Instagram account, Andrea and Shanice said: “We still can’t believe it!! The 2023 Winners of The Voice Kids UK! This has been the most amazing journey, and we’ve met the most amazing people! Thank you to our amazing coach @iamwill !! And most of all, thank you to God.”
As a reward for being crowned The Voice Kids Champion, the girls received a special family holiday to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
To see the twins in action, visit their Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4buCHiPeN1k_raXAr-mIqw