The Voice 2012 winner Leanne Mitchell 'to blame for flop'

Leanne with Sir Tom

The Voice 2012 winner Leanne Mitchell has been blamed for not being a success after last year's series.

Leanne won the first ever series of The Voice last Spring, having been coached by Sir Tom Jones.

But despite her powerhouse vocals, Leanne's winner's single failed to crack the Top 40 and her debut album is still some two months away from release.

According to the Daily Mail, Leanne's management team have blamed her for the flop, claiming she "failed to work as hard" as runners up Bo Bruce and Tlyer James.

A source told the newspaper: "Leanne is wary of fame and doesn’t aspire to be a massive star.

"She just wants to sing. Unfortunately for her, you have to promote yourself if you want people to buy your music."

And a supposed BBC source added to the tabloid: "Leanne’s trajectory since The Voice has been a disappointment. She has not been the best advert for the show."

Sir Tom meanwhile blamed the record company for "rushing", and explained he was unable to help her out.

He said: "The one problem is if you win The Voice, it’s out of your hands completely. Because you’re signed to Universal Records, with management, agency, the whole thing.

"So you can’t do much for that person after you’ve got that person to win. If you want to do something with them further, it’s better that they don’t win."

Will.i.am was a bit more vocal, and declared Tyler the "real winner" of the show last year.

He said: "The public voted for Leanne, but the best artist does not always get the most votes."

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