The Voice UK 2018: Ruti Olajugbagbe on course to top the charts

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The Voice UK’s Ruti Olajugbagbe’s winner’s single is on its way to Number1.

It was Ruti who won The Voice UK 2018 in Saturday night’s live show, beating favourite Donel Mangena to the title.

Shortly after the live show, Ruti released her winner’s song on iTunes here.

The single is a cover of The Cranberries’ track Dreams, which Ruti closed the live grand final with.

The song has already shot up the iTunes chart and is currently the Number 1 download at the time of writing. The song has taken over current Official Number 1 song Freaky Friday, as well as Dua Lip and Calvin Harris new track One Kiss.

According to the midweeks chart provided by Official Charts, the track is currently Number 1 on the Top 40.

However there are less than 6,000 combined sales currently separating the Top 10, meaning it could all change by Friday when the final weekly chart is revealed.

Reacting to her victory on Saturday night, Ruti tweeted: “Whhhaaaattttt is going ooooonnn????!!!!! Thank you to everyone who voted!!! My cover of dreams is out now!!! (what?!?) ???”

18-year-old student Ruti from Essex competed in the final for Team Tom. On Team Jennifer was Belle Voci, a duo made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair.

Team Will’s finalist was 16-year-old student Donel Mangena from Southampton. Lastly, on Team Olly was 27-year-old student Lauren Bannon from Weymouth.

In the final the coaches took to the stage for duets with their four finalists plus the final four also performed a new solo song.

Two acts were then eliminated – Belle Voci and Lauren – leaving the top two – Donel and Ruti to sing again.

Ruti performed Dreams while Donel sang Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ’s Cold Water.

Voting lines then closed before host Emma Willis announced the result.

The Voice UK airs on ITV.

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