The Voice UK 2015: Esmee Denters is already a favourite to win

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Esmee Denters is already a favourite to win The Voice UK 2015 despite her auditioning having not yet aired.

The pop singer will go before the judges on this evening's show but she's already given odds of 5/1 to win the series by bookies William Hill.

Esmee was previously signed to Justin Timberlake's label and released a debut album in 2009.

She has two Top 10 UK hits to name and even dueted with JT himself on a track and toured alongside him after he discovered her via YouTube.

In tonight's show, it's revealed how Will.i.am had also wanted to sign up Esmee and the two spoke back in 2008 in America, which he very much still remembers.

Despite having quite a lot of experience, Dutch singer Esmee confessed that performing for the coaches on the BBC One last year in Manchester was a difficult challenge.

"It's incredibly nerve-wracking. It's quite different to what I'm used to," she said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the 26-year-old explained: "When you're out there, you tell yourself not to watch the chairs and to focus on the audience and the song, but you have a lot of time backstage when you're waiting around and the tension is building up.

See how Esmee gets on when The Voice begins tonight at 7PM on BBC One.

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