Kevin Simm has been voted into next week’s live final of The Voice following an “amazing” rendition of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep and is now the bookies’ favourite to win the contest.
“I just can’t believe it. Thank you everyone for voting for me,” the shocked contestant told co-presenter Marvin Humes.
Kevin performing in The Voice semi-finals (Guy Levy/Wall To Wall/BBC)
Ex-Liberty X singer Kevin is 7-4 favourite to win the competition with bookmaker Coral, replacing teenager Cody, who has drifted out to 9-4 in the outright betting.
Chorley-born Kevin kicked off Saturday’s penultimate show of the BBC One talent series to loud cheers and praise from the all-star coaching panel of Ricky Wilson, will.i.am, Paloma Faith and Boy George.
“It’s a good start,” Kevin’s coach Ricky said. “You’ve made it pretty impossible for anyone else to sing. That was amazing, Kevin. You did it, you did it perfectly.”
However, the competition is over for Heather Cameron-Hayes, Jordan Gray, Vangelis and Lyrickal, who all exited at the end of the semi-finals.
Cody is no longer favourite to win The Voice (Guy Levy/Wall To Wall/BBC)
Don’t miss our picture special on the semi-final show here.
The Voice’s live final in on BBC1, Saturday, April 9, 7.00pm.