The Voice UK favourites revealed ahead of the live shows

Donel Mangena

The favourites to win The Voice UK 2018 have been revealed ahead of the semi-final tonight.

Last weekend, the top eight contestants were revealed.

Those in The Voice UK live shows for Team Tom are 20-year-old Lucy Milburn from Sheffield and 18-year-old student Ruti Olajugbagbe from Essex.

On Team Jennifer are 16-year-old music student Gayatri Nair from Peckham, London and Belle Voci, a duo made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair.

Team Will's first finalist is 18-year-old Tai, a Music Student from Stevenage. Tai is joined by 16-year-old student Donel Mangena from Southampton.

Lastly, on Team Olly are 27-year-old student Lauren Bannon from Weymouth and 29-year-old musician Jamie Grey from Redcar. He returned to The Voice UK this year after getting no turns last year.

Following the knock outs, Ruti as a genuine contender to win The Voice, according to bookies Ladbrokes.

Having been a 20/1 shot to go all the way this time last week, the youngsters odds have been slashed to 5/1 after her latest performance, putting her firmly among the favourites.

Donel Mangena remains the 4/5 favourite to win the show ahead of Lucy Milburn (4/1), bookies now make it just a three-horse race.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though Donel might not have it all his own way and with punters now seemingly rooting for Ruti, the battle for first place looks to be back on."

The Voice Winner

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Donel - 4/5
Lucy - 4/1
Ruti - 5/1
Lauren - 12/1
Gayatri - 16/1
Jamie - 16/1
Belle - 25/1
Tai - 25/1

The Voice UK 2018 continues this Saturday night on ITV with the first live show.

The Voice UK's semi-final airs tonight at 8:30PM on ITV.

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