Viewers have been gripped by ITV’s new singing competition Walk The Line every night this week, and we finally have a winner.
Nadiah Adu-Gyiamfi was crowned the champion in tonight’s final, taking home a whopping £500,000 for her powerful performance of This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush.
She dedicated the emotional performance to her mum, saying the pair have had ‘the absolute odds’ thrown at them throughout life, but ‘a woman’s work’ is why she is where she is today.
Nadiah fought off tough competition from Scarlett Thomas, The Beatbox Collective, Rodney Earl Clark, and Greg Charles, who became the latest singers to compete for the top prize.
Following the audience vote, Scarlett came out on top and Nadiah faced the life-changing decision of cashing out on £20,000, or risking everything for the big money.
She held her nerve and was right to do so, as she won everyone’s hearts for a third consecutive night following her performance, bagging the most votes and that huge amount of cash.
Nadiah was understandably emotional, as she vowed to use the money to move out of social housing, saying ‘life begins’ now.
Speechless after her win, Nadiah ran to her mum for a cuddle, as she thanked everyone who voted for her for helping her ‘change her mum’s life.’
Judges even teared up after her song tonight, comparing her to icon Whitney Houston.
It isn’t just the £500k the show has given out this series, as first winner Ella Rothwell cashed out on Wednesday night, taking home £40,000.
The singer-songwriter faced the tough decision of taking the money she’d banked so far if she didn’t believe she’d won the audience vote, or stay on with the hopes of reaching the final.
Ella made a smart choice, as Nadiah secured more votes in the ultimate game of ‘winner stays on.’
Thursday night then saw Nadiah take the ultimate risk, choosing not to take home £10,000 but instead face four more challengers in the final.
Simon Cowell’s new singing competition first hit screens last Sunday night with Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon, Craig David and Dawn French on the judging panel.
The top two performers each evening faced a decision to either ‘cash out’ and take a prize, or ‘walk the line’ and play on for a chance of the half a million.
The show has aired daily on ITV since it began on December 12, so is available for catch-up on the ITV Hub.
However, the series has divided fans, with some not understanding the format.
The reality show also suffered a dip in viewers just one day after it premiered, with 2.1 million tuning in on Monday – a third less than Sunday evening.
According to The Version, the entertainment programme’s viewing figures sharply contrast with those of Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor.
An ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The audience is increasing on catch up, and it is the top title on ITV Hub this week.’
Catch up on Walk The Line on ITV Hub.
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