The Voice UK has produced several well-known performers since being launched in 2012. Oh if only that was a true statement! The first ever winner was Leanne Mitchell whose debut album peaked at number 134. Who could ever forget 2013 winner Andrea Begley who had a single reach 113 in the charts?
If they have a question on ‘Pointless’ asking for previous winners, it’d be odds on that every answer would score 0. Now on ITV, the 2019 series is well underway but who will be the latest winner?
West End Performer at Head of the Market
The current favourite to win this year’s series is Nicole Dennis. Here’s a singer who is already a successful West End musical performer. This year she’ll be seen in the lead role in the new musical ‘Waitresses.’ That’s better than ending up being a real-life waitress which is a career that may await some previous winners of this show. She’s on Jennifer Hudson’s team and is 11/4 (3.75) at William Hill to be the winner.
Second Time Lucky for Moya?
Also strongly fancied is 27-year-old Moya from Jersey. Her version of ‘Grace by Rag’n’Bone Man caused a favourable impression in the blind auditions. All four judges turned their chairs around and she chose to join Jennifer Hudson’s team. Moya has previously sung with Sir Rod Stewart but abandoned her own solo career as it was going nowhere. She’s 4/1 (5.0) at Betfred to win the series.
Brighton performer Cediric Neal is the top male contender at the time of writing. Just like Nicole Dennis, he has a West End musical career. Last year he played the role of ‘The Arbiter’ In ‘Chess.’ and before that appeared in ‘Motown – The Musical.’ He put that past experience to good use by singing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ in his blind audition. You can get 6/1 (7.0) at SkyBet on him being the 2019 series winner.