Beau Monga has been crowned this year’s X Factor NZ champion after the most controversial season in the global franchise’s 11-year history.
The beatboxer beat Nyssa Collins to claim a Sony record contract and Mazda car. Rockers Brendon Thomas and the Vibes were earlier sent home after getting the fewest votes of the three finalists.
Runner-up Collins thanked the crowd and her supporters at home. “Thank you all and thank you for making me be here. I love you all. Thank you.”
Beau’s debut single ‘King and Queen’ is an original and will be available to purchase on iTunes NZ from 9.30pm tonight.
A stunned Beau Monga said he was “buzzed out”. He thanked everyone and said “Really, I’m just speechless.” Here’s a few pics from the finale…