Brisbane draftsman Lai Utovou emerged a surprise winner of Seven’s All Together Now last night, winning a $100,000 prize.
The 33 year old soul singer defeated Melbourne primary school teacher, Tarryn Stokes, who had scored a perfect 100 earlier, and 19 year old Indigenous singer Royston Sagigi-Baira whose nerves nearly derailed his shot at the final.
Lai scored 87 points performing Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, defeating Tarryn Stokes’ version of The Pretenders’ I’ll Stand By You.
“This is unbelievable. Wow!” he said. “It could’ve been anyone’s. I feel super happy and proud that I gave it my absolute best. I left everything on that stage and it paid off!”
Hosted by Julia Zemiro, according to Seven the Endemol Shine show is now their number one new show in 2018.