The Voice 2015 winner Stevie McCrorie set to miss Top 20 with his album

Last year's The Voice UK winner

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The Voice UK 2015 winner Stevie McCrorie is on course to miss the Top 20 with his debut album.

Last year's champ released his record Big World on Friday and in today's midweek chart update it places at a rather disappointing Number 22, according to the Official Charts.

Stevie, who was mentored by Ricky Wilson on the show, penned the songs on the album following the success of winner's track Lost Stars which went to Number 6 last Spring.

He confessed last week that he had no expectations of making it to Number 1 but was aiming for the Top 10.

The former firefighter also admitted to the Daily Star newspaper recently that he was already planing to return to the day job if his music career didn't take off.

"I am on a career break. I didn't quit in case need to go back. I have until March to see if the singing career takes off," Stevie explained. "I'm realistic. If I need to go back I will but I won't stop working to get music out.

"If I didn't have a family I would quit but I have responsibilities.

He added: "I do like my job but it would still be heartbreaking, especially after being given a chance and getting so close."

As things stand, Stevie's album is on course to be the second highest debut of a winner from The Voice on the albums chart despite the low chart placing.

Andrea Begley hit the Top 10 with her record The Message but Jermain Jackman missed the Top 40 completely and poor Leanne Mitchell didn't even crack the Top 100.

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