Joe McElderry wins Popstar to Operastar 2011!

Joe McElderry

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been crowned as the winner of Popstar to Operastar 2011. The 20-year-old soared to victory against ex-Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker after the two went head-to-head earlier in tonight's grand final, live on ITV1.

Joe had been the strong favourite to win the second series of the reality show ahead of this evening's performances which saw the final two sing alongside mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazón.

Runner up Cheryl told host Myleene Klass after the result was announced: "I didn't expect to get his far... I had my money on Joe from the beginning!"

She added: "I've loved it, every minute of it."

Joe also sung the former Eurovision winner's praises, saying: "I've had an absolute blast with Cheryl, I love her bits."

Joe closed the show and the series by singing Nessun Dorma, which you can watch below...

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