WATCH: After Months Of Fierce Competition, Irama Beats Out Carmen To Win Amici
Carmen achieved 37% of the final vote
The much-awaited finale of the Italian TV music competition Amici de Maria De Filippa saw Irama become the final winner. After months of high-pressure performances, duets with international stars, and even a bit of drama, the popular male singer has overcome all obstacles to become the winner of the 17th edition of the show.
He scored 63% while Carmen was awarded 37% of the final vote after their nail-biting performances. The latest Amici winner had been Emma Muscat's partner during earlier rounds of Amici, and the Maltese singer ended up becoming good friends with him throughout the course of the series.
When Emma Muscat returned to Malta last week, she said she hoped Irama would win - and now that he has, she didn't waste time in congratulating him on her Instagram story.
Carmen also congratulated Irama on stage after the winner was announced
With a soft smile on her face, Carmen hugged the slightly shocked Irama and celebrated his win with him. He then lifted the trophy and gave it a kiss in front of a smiling Maria De Filippa to bring this season of the show to an end.