The Voice viewers have been left fuming after they claim a technical error could have altered the outcome of Sunday night’s finale.
While fan favourite Diana Rouvas ultimately took home the series’ crown, her win came amid confusion, after fans were unable to vote from mid-way through the show.
The backlash began when the official site - which viewers use to cast votes - crashed well before voting closed.
Claims of ‘rigging’ soon followed and many of the show’s fans took to Twitter to express their confusion at being unable to back their favourite.
“It's rigged I can't vote, can't get through, won't connect,” one viewer tweeted.
“How about you sort out your voting situation which had crashed?” another asked the network.
“@TheVoiceAU site won't allow voting.”
Others claimed that because voting had been open since the previous week, it could have given preference to those who performed earlier in the night.
“Given the site is down, I guess the winner will be whoever generated the most votes after their performance last week,” claimed another fan.
However, Channel Nine were quick to offer an explanation in a statement, saying the technical glitch only affected a handful of viewers.
“Hundreds of thousands of votes have been coming through during tonight's show which has caused some technical problems for a small number of viewers,” the network said.
Voting opened at the end of last week's show.. and given the site is down, i guess the winner will be whoever generated the most votes after their performance last week : #TheVoiceAU— Yvonne A ★ MC/Celebrant/Designer (@Yvonne_Adele) July 7, 2019
Looks like #thevoiceau website is down - going to make voting slightly tricky....— cameron adams (@cameron_adams) July 7, 2019
“The technical problem has now been solved. We appreciate everybody's support for the artists and the show. Voting is still open.”
Winner Diana will now take home $100,00 prize money and a lucrative record contract following the release of her winner’s single, Wait for No-One.
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