Fans of The Voice Australia are outraged after a website glitch affected voting for last night’s Grand Final winner.
For those unfamiliar with the voting mechanics for the show, fans are required to vote online, as opposed to texting a name to a random number like other shows.
It sounds simple, huh? Well, it is… until the website crashes.
Yep, a technical glitch caused the website to completely crash, ultimately affecting the winner’s vote.
The incredibly talented Diana Rouvas from Team George was named the competition’s winner, earning herself a casual $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music or EMI.
While many were ecstatic with Diana’s win, others were not so happy, calling the competition “rigged” due to the show’s voting system preventing many from voting.
“Well done #TheVoiceAU @TheVoiceAU … the server won’t let me vote … hey ho, it’s only the GRAND FINALE,” wrote one viewer.
Another added: “Voting crashed. Trash show.”
— Mick (@mikjcal) July 7, 2019
— Matthew (@mattjh1992) July 7, 2019
Why didn't #TheVoiceAU stay with the initial votes & why wouldn't the website acknowledge my second vote because your website stated that my email didn't exist? #FAKEVOTES #FAKENEWS #FAKENINE #FAKETHEVOICE
— Ari (@AussieGal4Trump) July 7, 2019
Despite this, many were overjoyed with Diana’s win.
— Natasha Exelby (@NatashaExelby) July 7, 2019
— Magda Szubanski AO (@MagdaSzubanski) July 7, 2019
Never before have I seen an artist on a talent show as ready,willing & able to shine as @DianaRouvas on @TheVoiceAU She’s tasted rejection & done the hard yards. But she’s never given up & rolled the dice by coming back this season. I hope you’ll consider voting & that she wins.
— Peter Ford (@mrpford) July 4, 2019
Were you happy with the result? Did you vote? Let us know!