How The Voice UK winner's singles have performed on the Official Chart

The Voice has a checkered past when it comes to its winner's singles.

This year's series of The Voice UK saw Molly Hocking crowned the show's eighth champion. She was the favourite to win, beating Bethzienna Williams, Jimmy Balito and Deana Walmsley to take the crown. 

For her winner's single, the 18-year-old from St Ives, Cornwall has covered I'll Never Love Again, a song co-written by Lady Gaga and performed with Bradley Cooper in the new A Star Is Born film. It's currently perched just outside the Top 40 in this week's Official Chart Update.

The Voice UK has a checkered past when it comes to winner's singles. For its first series in 2012, when it aired on BBC 1 and was locked in a ratings war with The X Factor, winner Leanne Mitchell released Run To You and it stalled at Number 45. It was considered a disaster compared to consistently chart-topping efforts from X Factor champions. 

Things improved the following year, when series two winner Andrea Begley took her cover of Evanescence's My Immortal to Number 30 on the Official Singles Chart, but slumped again in 2014 when a rendition of And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going by series champion Jermain Jackman topped out at 75. 

Just as it became apparent that big selling singles weren't part of The Voice UK's winning formula, 2015 winner Stevie McCrorie reached Number 6 with a cover of little-known Maroon 5 song Lost Stars. It  currently stands as the show's best performing winner's single on 62,000 combined sales.

Since then, The Voice winner's singles have performed modestly on the singles chart, except for in 2017, when winner Mo Adeniran released a winner's EP several weeks after the series had finished that wasn't chart eligible. Liberty X singer Kevin Simm, who won the 2016 series, has the second biggest winner's single with All You Good Friends, followed by last year's champion Ruti, who reached Number 14 with her rendition of The Cranberries' Dreams

The Official biggest Voice UK winner's singles

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 LOST STARS STEVIE MCCRORIE 6 2015
2 ALL YOU GOOD FRIENDS KEVIN SIMM 24 2016
3 DREAMS RUTI OLAJUGBAGBE 14 2018
4 MY IMMORTAL ANDREA BEGLEY 30 2013
5 RUN TO YOU LEANNE MITCHELL 45 2012
6 AND I'M TELLING YOU I'M NOT GOING JERMAIN JACKMAN 75 2014
7 I'LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN MOLLY HOCKING 73 2019

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