The Voice Winner Drama Continues After A Slew Of Fans Sent Their Votes To The Wrong Number

The Voice Winner Drama Continues After A Slew Of Fans Sent Their Votes To The Wrong Number

Seven’s The Voice controversy continues with many fans accidentally texting the wrong number to cast their votes for the winner.

The Voice crowned its winner this week and PE teacher Lachie Gill won. Gill won by popular vote from the public, however, social media has erupted with disappointment that a “white man” took the top prize.

Interestingly, now it has been reported by news.com.au that plenty of voters were actually texting their votes to the wrong number.

Viewers were told they could vote by texting 0417 779 677, but a Brisbane man Antoni was flooded with texts from people attempting to cast their votes because he has a very similar number.

Antoni’s number just has one different digit and he has paid the price.

Antoni told news.com.au, “I deleted the first few hundred (messages) because I thought I was being spammed, not realising people were voting.

“It wasn’t until I saw an advert with the mobile number posted that I realised how close it was to my number and the penny dropped.

“I have probably a couple of thousand texts that could be added up and a few hundred voice messages where people verbally voted.”

It’s worth stressing that Seven didn’t post the wrong number anywhere, fans of the show just got it wrong. Look, perhaps this is just a lesson in checking your facts before you cast your vote! We are the country that voted Ricki Lee from Australian Idol!

You’ve got to stay vigilant so your favourite can win.




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