Henny Thijssen has been chosen by the public as the winner of the third edition of

The Voice Senior


That was announced on Friday evening in talk show


, immediately after the final of the talent show.

Henny Thijssen, singer of the song of life, was in Frans Bauer's team during the talent show.

Thijssen reacted emotionally to his win.

"It was not easy because there were fantastic candidates," he said in tears.

The other finalists Hein Migchelbrink, Rosy Pereira and Evert Braumuller also joined


with their coaches Ilse DeLange, Gerard Joling and Angela Groothuizen.

The final of the talent show for seniors was recorded some time ago, but the results were announced live in the broadcast by Lieke van Lexmond and Martijn Krabbé.

Five years ago Thijssen took part in the

Blood, Sweat & Tears program

, where he finished third.