Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Voice 2015 : Winning Act Betting Tips

This Saturday sees the grand final of 2015's The Voice UK. As usual the format shifts with such regularity (blind auditions, battle phase, knockout stage, live shows) that it's hard to form a firm view of the front runners until very late in the day. A couple of the potential winner in my view were kicked out by Sir Tom Jones in the knock out rounds. Coming into the final Rita Ora is the only judge without an act in the final, which explains her down in the dumps expression at the end of the previous week's show.

These are the current odds for the remaining four acts:

 Current Odds
Stevie McCrorie9/10
Sasha Simone4
Lucy O'Byrne6
Emmanuel Nwamadi7

I'd say that these betting odds about right to be honest. I'm very surprised that Emmanuel Nwamadi has made it this far in the competition. While his super low, then high voice is something of a novelty, I do feel that he's butchered a couple of songs at various points and didn't exactly shine during the song with Stevie McCrorie and judge Ricky Wilson last week. His only real chance of winning is if the other acts under perform and Ricky picks the perfect song choice for him. We've seen with these shows time and time again, that picking the perfect song choice is always a bit hit and miss.

I'll be interested to see what the ever eccentric will.i.am has up his sleeve for his only remaining act Lucy O'Byrne. His leftfield approach has reaped rewards in the past. That said I'm not at all surprised to see firefighter Stevie McCrorie as clear favourite at 9/10. He has a stellar voice as well as a good backstory and story ark. The latter is especially important in The Voice as the format means that we fly through the various stages without really getting to know the first thing about those taking part.

Bet Selection: Stevie McCrorie  9/10

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