The Voice UK 2018 winner: Favourites revealed as battles get underway

The Voice 2018 contestants competing for mega record deal

Donel Mangena performs.

As The Voice UK battles continue, here's a look at the current contestants to watch out for.

The Voice UK 2018 winner will be crowned in the live shows later this year, and already there's a clear fvourite.

The Voice UK teams underwent their first battles last weekend and Donel Mangena emerged as the firm favourite to win following his electric battle with Rhianna Abrey.

Donel won the Team Will battle and shot to the head of the betting as the red hot 13/8 frontrunner. All wasn’t lost for Rhianna however as she was stolen by Team Tom and is currently a 16/1 shot to win.

Team Tom’s Lucy Milburn, who won her battle against Simon Davie with her take on Sam Smith's ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ is the second favourite at 5/1.

It’s then Jake Benson from Team Jennifer at 10/1 with Team Will’s Wesu Wallace and Harri Oakland joining Team Tom’s Wayne Ellington, Team Olly’s Jamie Grey and Team Jennifer’s Gayatri Nair at 12/1, all of whom have yet to battle for their spot in the knockouts.

Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “Donel Mangena is stealing the show on Voice UK after his rendition of ‘Rain’ by The Script saw him dominate his battle and take over as the one to beat at 13/8.

"We have already seen support for the Team Will frontrunner and suspect he will be a tough one to knock off the top spot”

The Voice UK 2018 favourites

Ahead of the second battle rounds

Donel Mangena 13/8
Lucy Milburn 5/1
Jake Benson 10/1
Wesu Wallace 12/1
Wayne Ellington 12/1

Harri Oakland 12/1
Jamie Grey 12/1
Gayatri Nair 12/1
Lauren Bannon 14/1
Bailey Nelsen 14/1

The Voice UK 2018 continues Saturday night at 8:30PM on ITV.

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