“The Voice Australia” 2016’s winner is Alfie Arcuri. He bested fan favorite and fellow Team Delta member Adam Ladell as well as Ellen Reed and Tash Lockhart. Learn more about Arcuri and his journey to winning Season 5 of the popular reality show.
1. The 28-year-old architect from Sydney only started to sing in public three years prior to joining “The Voice Australia,” News.com.au revealed.
2. He is the second male winner of the show after 2013 winner Harrison Craig.
3. His experience helped him grow as an artist but more so as an individual.
“This whole experience was always more than just singing for me. It was a personal growth experience. Delta has been our rock, our guidance,” Arcuri said.
— The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) July 10, 2016
4. Delta Goodrem also celebrated her first victory on “The Voice Australia” with Arcuri’s win on her fifth year. The coach and her artist sang “Beneath Your Beautiful.”
5. Arcuri’s winning single “Cruel” is available on iTunes and other similar streaming and download services.
6. Fans can expect his debut album to drop on July 29 by way of Universal Music Australia.
7. According to Pop Sugar, Arcuri dreams of a musical collaboration with Sam Smith. The UK singer and songwriter won an Academy Award for his Best Original Song “Spectre.” Smith is also gay. Hence, Arcuri teased at the possibility of a long-term collaboration, i.e. marriage.
8. He is also a big fan of former “The Voice Australia” coach Ricky Martin. Apparently, Martin is one of his celebrity crushes.
9. When asked if he’d choose a different coach prior to the finals, Arcuri revealed he would likely pick Jessie J. As it turns out, he is a big fan of the British singer, although he would have likely gone with Martin if he was still on the show. While he might have chosen Goodrem since she’s a good friend of the Latin singer, Arcuri is proud to call himself a “Delta boy.”
10. Among his performances on “The Voice Australia,” Arcuri counted his Super Battle routine “Red” as a favorite. The song by Daniel Merriweather had a personal meaning to him as it connected him to music during his closeted years.