The Voice: Craig Eddie branded 'ray of sunshine' amid pandemic after winning ITV show

New Carron man Craig Eddie has been branded a “ray of sunshine” amid the darkness of the pandemic after winning ITV’s The Voice.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:46 pm

Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan heaped praise on the former St Mungo’s High School pupil in a video message, recorded following the 23-year-old’s stunning victory on Saturday.

Craig’s own song, Come Waste My Time, rocketed to the top of the UK iTunes Top Songs chart just hours after he debuted the track in the final of the hit programme.

Addressing Craig, Provost Buchanan said: “I would just like to sincerely congratulate you for your magnificent performance during The Voice.

Craig Eddie, of New Carron, received a congratulatory message from Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“Not only did you make yourself proud but you made your family very proud and obviously your friends and the people of Falkirk district and the whole of Scotland were supporting you.

“I would just like to say, you have a wonderful talent. The fact you sang one of your own songs was absolutely tremendous.

“You will appreciate that for the last year we have had a dark cloud hanging over us all with the pandemic, but on Saturday evening you brought a ray of sunshine through that cloud.

“You’re going to do very well in your musical career and, once again, congratulations. I wish you the very best.”

Speaking after securing first place and a professional recording contract to go with it, Craig said: “I did not anticipate the support approaching this magnitude whatsoever.

“I hope to reach levels that nobody, especially me, would ever think I could reach and just do the town proud, do Scotland proud and shoot for the stars.”

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