The Voice UK’s Lauren Bannon spills all on working with Olly Murs

Lauren Bannon is gearing up for her first live performance on The Voice UK this weekend.


27-year-old student Lauren from Weymouth, who performed Major Lazer’s Lean On at her audition, is one of eight finalists on The Voice 2018.

She’s one of two acts in Team Olly Murs and reckons she made the right choice with her coach.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s live show, Lauren said: “He’s been really hands on, I saw him on Tuesday and he’s messaged me saying ‘you’re smashing it’.

“He’s been fantastic, I’ve picked the right coach.”

Lauren Bannon
Lauren Bannon (Team Olly)

In an interview with the Dorset Echo, Lauren added: “I’m really excited, it’s been incredible.

“I feel like I’ve come such a long way as an artist and this week will show what I can do artistically.


“The great thing about this part of the competition is we’re getting so much more involvement.”

Joining Lauren on Team Olly is 29-year-old musician Jamie Grey from Redcar. He returned to The Voice UK this year after getting no turns last year. For his blind audition, the musician sang Andra Day’s Rise Up.

Meanwhile, 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 duo Belle Voci. The operatic pair are made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair.

the voice uk 2018 semi-finalists

Finally, Team Will’s final two are 18-year-old Tai, a Music Student from Stevenage and 16-year-old student Donel Mangena from Southampton.

The Voice UK continues this Saturday on ITV with the first live show of the series.


Only four acts can go through to the Final and for the first time this series, the power lies with the viewers at home, as the public vote to save their favourite singers.

The Voice UK’s live semi-final airs from 8:30PM on Saturday, March 31 with the results airing the same night.