So THIS is what they're all up to...
The Voice is FINALLY back on our screens this evening.
And as the latest coaches, Paloma Faith, Boy George, Will.I.Am and Ricky Wilson, hope to find the next big star, can you recall all the shows previous winners? Thankfully we can and it seems that despite much mainstream chart success, they’ve all been keeping quite busy.
Side note: did we mention we hung out with all the coaches a few weeks ago and they gave us ALL THIS GOSS? Give it a read, I dare ya.
Leanne Mitchell (2012 winner).
She was mentored to victory by coach Tom Jones back in 2012 but her debut single Run To You peaked at just No 45 on the UK Top 40 a week later. The Lowestoft girl’s next two songs failed to chart and her self-titled album reached No 134 in May 2013. Not letting that getting down, the singer has seemingly gone on to bigger and better things. She performed on The Voice Of Vietnam and wrote to fans last February saying that she’d been spending plenty of time abroad, admitting:‘I don’t think I’ve been in the UK for more than a week so far this year, I’m very lucky right now and getting to perform all over the world.’
Andrea Begley (2013 winner)
Thankfully Andrea had a little more luck in the charts – her first single My Immortal climbed to No 30 a week after her win in June 2013 and her album The Message got to No 7 that October. Danny O’Donoghue‘s finalist often performs in her native Northern Ireland and revealed at the start of the year that she’s working on new music. She was also nominated for Woman Of The Year at NI’s IN! Magazine Awards, but Andrea‘s still getting recognition across the UK.
Jermain Jackman (2014 winner)
Despite millions tuning in each week and voting him the winner, his debut single only managed to chart at 75. After his album then performed equally as bad – selling only 613 copies in the first week – he’s since opted for a change of career, revealing: ‘I’ve stepped back from music for now. I saw some things I didn’t like and I was losing the love for music. Maybe I’ll come back when I’ve got my degree in politics.’
Stevie McCrorie (2015)
Arguably the most successful winner so far, Stevie’s first single, Losing Stars, entered the UK Top 40 at number six. His debut album, Big World, released Friday, is already in the top 10 and getting celeb support from the likes of Lorraine Kelly and mentor Ricky Wilson. Best of luck, Stevie!
WATCH! The Voice winner Stevie shares some surprising facts about himself…