Alfie Arcuri crowned the winner of The Voice 2016

A 28-year-old architect from Sydney has been named the winner of The Voice 2016.

Last night, Alfie beat out the other finalists – Ellen Reed, Adam Ladell and Tash Lockhart – to give his coach, Delta Goodrem, her first winner of The Voice in a nailbiting live decider.

Alfie performed three songs throughout the night: Catapult, Beneath Your Beautiful, a duet with Delta Goodrem, and his winner’s single, Cruel.


After the win, Aflie’s coach Delta Goodrem said: “Alfie was a very special artist from the start. He has a real gift and beautiful charisma which shines every time he sings. I am so proud and honoured to have shared this journey with him as his coach on Team Delta and The Voice season five. I couldn’t be more proud that Australia has voted for Alfie. It’s been an incredible season, and I look forward to seeing Alfie develop as an artist who will always have my support.”

Cruel will be available immediately on iTunes and all other download and streaming services from midnight, and his debut album is expected to be released on July 29 through Universal Music Australia. The pre-order for the album will be made available tonight on iTunes.

Gold Coast finalist Tash Lockhart was left a little red-faced during the finale after suffering an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. After performing the Crowded House classic Don’t Dream it’s Over, the 22-year-old accidentally flashed her nipple.

Tash Lockhart

VIDEO STILL: The Voice Australia YouTube | Tash Lockhart sings ‘Turning Tables’ – The Voice, 2 May 2016.

Of course, social media went into meltdown after the nip slip. One user wrote: “Poor @Tash_Lockhart you have permission to kill the wardrobe department.”

While another said: “Maybe cover that BOOB? Major wardrobe malfunction… couldn’t she feel the breeze?!”

There were a number of The Voice viewers who had sympathy for Tash.“Oh dear, that poor girl. After such a lovely performance I hope that’s not what she’s remembered for!”