The Voice 2018 winner Ruti Olajugbagbe to perform new song in tonight's live final

Last year's winner of The Voice UK returns

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The Voice UK 2018 winner Ruti Olajugbagbe will return to the stage for tonight's live show.

It was Ruti who won The Voice UK 2018 in last year's live show, winning a record deal with Polydor Records.

She'll return to The Voice this Saturday to sing new song Racing Cars from her newly released EP.

Ruti wrote online: "I’ll be performing Racing Cars for the first time on @thevoiceuk. Can’t wait to be back!! #TheVoiceUK 💪🏽"

The official Voice UK Twitter added: "We are THRILLED to be welcoming back to #TheVoiceUK stage... @RutiMusic! Our 2018 Winner will be performing during Saturday's live Final and we can't wait! 🎉"

After winning The Voice last year, Ruti revealed she would be heading back to college to finish her exams before working on her music.

"It’s surreal because on one hand I’m a normal 18-year-old, studying for my A-Levels, but at the same time I’m also mixing with Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am!" Ruti said after her victory. “But … I have my exams in June. Then I’m done.”

Ruti has big ambitions for her music.

"I want to make albums. I want to tour. I want to release singles. I want to collaborate with other artists," she told Hello magazine.

She added: “I’ll still continue making music even if I don’t become what people see as successful. As long as I’m getting a bit of money and making music, I’ll be OK.”

The Voice UK 2019 final airs tonight at 8:40PM live on ITV.

Alongside Ruti's performance - and the songs from this year's finalists - the coaches will be on stage together once again.

Jennifer Hudson, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs will deliver a special rendition of Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group.

The show will return in 2020 for a brand new series while The Voice Kids will air later this summer.

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