The Voice 2014
This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
If it’s not X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing or Big Brother getting you through your evenings then fear not because there is one programme that is ready to come to your saviour – The Voice. Swivel chairs, Marvin from JLS and Kylie Minogue – what’s not to like?
There’s certainly plenty TO like for punters as well, because with 12 contestants now left there’s a genuine betting market. Sally Barker is favourite across the board, priced at 9/4 with Bet365, but Christina Marie isn’t far behind at 7/2 with Ladbrokes. Four additional singers are priced 10/1 or under so there’s certainly no obvious winner at this stage for the bookies.
We however, can help narrow the field for you. The final four in both series have seen two men and two women left, yet both series have seen a woman win and a man come fourth. We have to follow the trend and select a female artist as the winner. On the male side, Jermain Jackman is an extremely charismatic 19 year old and looks certain to make the final four, but he’s not a winner for us.
Leanne and Andrea, the two previous The Voice winners were both in their late twenties when they won and that’s what puts us off Sally, even though her career in music makes her rightful favourite. At 54, we just think she won’t appeal to enough voters. Of the likely female winners, Sophie-May (19), Rachael (16) and Iesher (19) will all fancy their chances, but we’ll select second favourite Christina Marie. The 20 year old has improved throughout the process and at 7/2 with Ladbrokes we’re happy to back her voice.