Donel Mangena is the hot favourite to win The Voice UK 2018

Donel Mangena

Donel Mangena is looking hard to beat in the race to be crowned The Voice UK 2018 winner.

He's now the odds-on tip to claim victory ahead of the final next month.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have revealed that the youngster has been the market leader since his first audition was aired but his odds have now hit record lows of 10/11.

In fact, only two other acts are currently priced under 10/1 - Lucy Milburn at 5/1 and Jason Nicholson-Porter at 8/1, although both are miles off Donel in terms of bets placed.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's a foregone conclusion as far as we're concerned. Donel has headed the market from the word go and it's hard to see anyone else being crowned this year's champion."

The Voice UK 2018 winner

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Donel Mangena - 10/11
Lucy Milburn - 5/1
Jason Nicholson-Porter - 8/1
Gayatri Nair - 10/1

Lauren Bannon - 10/1
Mark Asari - 12/1
Wayne Ellington - 12/1
16/1 bar

As yet, it's not been confirmed if Donel will even make the live shows.

So far only four of the eight finalists have been revealed following the start of the knockouts last Saturday.

In the knockout rounds, each of the 24 remaining acts from the battles are singing for a place in the live semi-finals at the end of March (Saturday, March 31).

After each performance, the coaches will all offer up their views on who was best, but the power over who goes through is solely in the hands of that team's mentor.

In Saturday's first knock out episode, three singers from each team performed before their mentor had to pick one to go through to the live shows.

Alongside Team Tom's Lucy Milburn, Olly chose Lauren Bannon, Sir Tom Jones selected Lucy Milburn and Jennifer Hudson picked Gayatri Nair.

The remaining trio of acts currently left in each team will perform next Saturday, where the coaches will each select a second finalist for the live stages.

The Voice UK 2018 airs Saturday night from 8:30PM on ITV.

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