The Voice viewers claim Bella Taylor Smith won because of her connection to Hillsong Church

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Fans of The Voice have denied claims that Bella Taylor Smith only won the singing contest because of her ties to Hillsong Church.

Bella, 23, a member of the Evangelical Mega Church, was crowned the winner on Sunday night after her impressive performance of Andrea Bocelli’s Prayer alongside her trainer Guy Sebastian, a devout Christian with ties to Hillsong.

The season finale was criticized on Twitter for its apparent religious overtones, but viewers have since defended Bella, arguing that she won the show “fair and square.”

‘She deserved to win’: Fans of The Voice Australia have denied claims that Bella Taylor Smith (pictured) only won the singing contest because of her ties to Hillsong Church

“I’m sick of the conspiracy theorists making something out of it that it’s not.” She is a lovely girl with a fantastic voice. Religious or not, she won fair and square. Well done, Bella, ”commented one supporter.

“It doesn’t matter his religion. Bella was amazing. She deserved to win. She was the best talent, ”wrote another.

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A third agreed, “I don’t think Bella won because she sang the religious song. We knew from the start because of her big, beautiful voice that she would be the winner, even if she sang another song. song, so don’t bring religion in there.

'It's absurd!'  The season finale was criticized on Twitter for its apparent religious overtones, but viewers have since defended Bella, arguing she won the show.

‘It’s absurd!’ The season finale was criticized on Twitter for its apparent religious overtones, but viewers have since defended Bella, arguing that she won the show “fair and square.”

‘Seriously! I don’t remember Hillsong being mentioned in the finale and even if it was, so what? Bella wowed everyone with her voice and thanked whoever finally honored her with the gift! Congratulations, Bella! ‘ commented another fan, referring to the way Bella thanked Jesus after his victory.

Another wrote: ‘Bella was amazing. She is beautiful and deserves the title The Voice 2021. There is nothing wrong with having faith. I wish him the best for the future.

“This is absolutely absurd! She has an amazing voice and I really appreciate how open she is to her faith. A winner in every way, ”added another.

It comes after The Voice Australia came under fire on social media for appearing to promote Hillsong Church in Sunday’s grand finale.

“Hillsong has been instrumental in this show from the start. It was a vehicle for their singers. I refuse to watch anything that promotes [it]’, tweeted one reviewer.

“Hillsong Church members audition for Hillsong coach, then Hillsong coach has to act like the Hillsong connection isn’t there before the grand finale, but okay,” another wrote, noting Bella and Guy’s ties to the religious organization.

A third agreed: ‘So disappointed with The Voice’s choices. I mean Bella is adorable but the Hillsong connection makes it a little complicated [suspicious] for me.’

Smith was crowned winner of The Voice Australia on Sunday night.

The voice teacher was overcome with emotion when host Sonia Kruger announced that she would receive a recording contract with EMI Music and a cash prize of $ 100,000.

Respect to the man above: Bella, a church singer, thanked Jesus after his victory

Respect to the man above: Bella, a church singer, thanked Jesus after his victory

“I really can’t believe it, I’m so grateful,” she said.

“I can’t wait to see the amazing things that lie ahead. i am really grateful to you [Sebastian], for all those who voted and for my beautiful family that I love. ‘

Sebastian was particularly moved and said: “I am so proud. There are so many deserving people out there, but you are special, Bella.

“Go over there and kill him. I know you will. ‘

After her victory, Smith, from Sydney, performed her new single Higher.

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