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Lachie Gill has been crowned as the winner of The Voice Australia 2022 and fans are not happy with the verdict.

The 24-year-old was up against fellow finalists Faith Sosene, Thando Sikwila and Jordan Tavita – with some fans left feeling Gill’s win was not at all warranted against his diverse fellow finalists.

Several viewers took to Twitter to express their belief that Lachie only won because he is white.

‘Surely no one is surprised the pretty white boy won,’ one person tweeted, while someone else added: ‘Lachey won? Sounds about white’.

‘I really hate to say this but there were three next level vocalists on #TheVoiceAU in the final. And the winner wasn’t one of them. Was the only white one though. I truly can’t think of another explanation,’ another wrote.

‘Apparently all you need to win #TheVoiceAU is be a mediocre white man!!’ someone else agreed while one more said: ‘No way. That’s rigged. White boy who fits the suit.’

‘No surprise there. Three world class vocalists and and one AFL player who plays guitar. Australia gonna vote white’, another tweeted.

‘Yep a white boy with no voice won #TheVoiceAU. What more could go wrong aye? Stop white washing everything. Stop making us all look bad. We must demand to see all the votes that came in,’ one more chimed in.

‘Well… that was a waste of time – three incredible singers of colour and the mediocre white guy won’.

During Sunday night’s grand finale episode, Lachie won the $100,000 prize money and a recording contract with Universal Music Australia.

After Sonia Kruger delivered the verdict, Lochie exclaimed: “Oh my God! From the start, I just never, ever would have expected this. I’m just blown away. Thank you so much. Wow. Thank you”.

Lachie’s coach, Rita Ora, praised him for his talent and thanked Australia for their support.

Rita and Lachie also performed Lady Gaga’s hit “Always Remember Us This Way” during Sunday’s grand finale episode.

Image: Channel 7

This article first appeared on OverSixty.