The Voice UK: Where are last year's finalists now?

Hannah Berney

 
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With The Voice UK due to return to our tellys for a second series on Saturday, we caught up with some of last year's stars to see what they've been up to since the show.

Fortunately, unlike quite a few former finalists from other shows, none of them were bitter or disappointed about their time on the series.

And despite claims that the talent had flopped in the charts, it seems that the artists from The Voice are simply not rushing.

BBC One boss Mark Linsey revealed this month that there had been four major record deals to come out of last year's show, including the winner.

Leanne with Sir Tom

Leanne Mitchell

Leanne won the show last year but has been arguably one of the quietest acts since the final. Since her winner's single, a cover of Whitney Houston's Run, failed to reach the Top 40, Leanne has been in the studio recording her debut album.

The first single from the record, If You Knew, will be out next month, with her album following in May.

Speaking about the upcoming album earlier this month, Leanne teased: “I wanted to write an album that was very diverse. I like to sing lots of different types of music, I think I write quite a lot of different types of music as well so I don’t think there’s one song that sounds the same as another one on the album which I’m really pleased and proud about.”

Tyler James (The Voice UK)

Tyler James

Runner up Tyler was mentored by Will.i.am on the show and was signed by Universal Music quickly after the final.

Having already had a previous career which included three top 40 hits, Tyler James didn't wait around to put out new music.

He released new song Single Tear last year which made it into the top 40, and new track Worry About You became Tyler's fifth top forty hit last month.

Both tracks come from his second studio album A Place I Go, which is out now on Island Music.

Bo Bruce with Danny O'Donoghue

Bo Bruce

Former The Voice UK finalist Bo Bruce confirmed details of her debut album, ‘Before I Sleep’ just a few weeks ago.

It will be released on Mercury Records on April 29th, with track titles including lead single ‘Save Me’, ‘Over and Over’, and ‘Alive’, which was co-written by Danny O’Donoghue, her mentor on the talent contest last Spring.

Speaking about the record, the 28-year-old said: “The process of making this album has been extraordinary. It’s also been the hardest and most testing time of my life.

Vince Kidd

Vince Kidd

Fourth placed Vince wowed from his first audition onwards and it's therefore no surprised to learn that he was quickly picked up by record bosses.

Vince spent most of last year on tour as well as writing and recording for his debut album, which is set to be released this year.

Signed alongside Tyler to Island Music, Vince debuted a music for his original song Sick Love last autumn, releasing a teaser EP for fans with the same name in November.

 
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