Posted: 22 July, 2014 by Web Guy Josh

Is The Voice Rigged?

Doubts Raised Over Anja Nissen’s Win

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18-year-old Anja Nissen was crowned the winner of The Voice Australia last night… but did she really get the most votes or was she just seen as the artist with the most chance of success after the show?

Votes are calculated based on viewers voting for their favourite singer by calling, texting and purchasing their single on iTunes (which counts as two votes).

According to, while statistics for calls and texts can’t be tracked by the public, the weekly iTunes charts and ARIA chart rankings give a pretty clear indication of who has been the most popular.

In fact, third-placed Johnny Rollins sold more copies of his When A Man Loves A Woman single than Anja’s I Have Nothing. This translated to the official ARIA Singles chart, where Rollins’ single ranked at #38, while winner Nissen and runner-up Jackson Thomas’ singles didn’t even make the Top 50.


Nissen even beat early favourite to win, Sabrina Batshon, and only reached the finale by being ‘saved’ via Vodafone’s Home Coach app.


Interestingly, Batshon had repeatedly outranked Nissen on the iTunes charts. And according to The Voice Australia’s official YouTube channel, Batshon has twice as many views as Nissen and more views than any other contestant this year. See the YouTube statistics below: 

1. Sabrina Batshon — 2,037,041 views

2. Elly Oh — 1,916,175

3. C Major — 1,374,838

4. Robbie Balmer — 1,203,192

5. Kat Jade — 1,153,034

6. Anja Nissen — 1,051,354

7. Holly Tapp — 985,188

8. ZK — 970,333

9. Johnny Rollins — 964,493

10. Mat Verevis — 949,419

11. Jackson Thomas — 760,391

12. Isaac McGovern — 742,063

13. Frank Lakoudis — 726,675

14. Gabriel & Cecilia — 634,820

15. John Lingard — 544,096

16. Talia Gouge — 386,588

So what do you think, did Anja deserve to win or was it rigged? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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