The Voice UK final: Leah McFall 'suffering backstage meltdowns'

Leah McFall (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK favourite Leah McFall has apparently been suffering 'backstage meltdowns' ahead of this weekend's final.

Leah is the odds-on tip to win the series on Saturday night, but all the pressure is said to be getting to the young student.

According to The Sun, Leah's coach Will.i.am has taken Leah on a relaxing trip to Cannes on his private jet to help her focus on the last live show.

The newspaper claims that Leah "broke down in tears" during rehearsals earlier in the week when it came to selecting songs to sing.

“Leah is really feeling the weight of pressure on her shoulders," a source claimed. "At one point she wished Cleo Higgins had beaten her into the final.

“She and Will have also had real trouble deciding what songs she should sing and have changed tracks several times. Despite I Will Survive already being a big hit, it doesn’t look like she will perform it in the final."

The supposed insider added to the newspaper: “It all seems to be getting too much for her and she is really struggling. There have been a few teary moments.

“Will has been really worried and decided to treat her by taking her with him in his jet to a private party he was DJing at in Cannes. It was a total surprise and Leah was thrilled.

“Will wanted to give her a taste of what her life could be like if she knuckles down and works hard — and gets through Saturday’s final.”

The Voice UK final airs Saturday on BBC One.

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