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The Voice UK: the Live Final

Sat Jun 22, 7.15-9.20pm, BBC1

Series two, episode 14
After 12 weeks of fine tuning, pitch perfecting and reality-show soul searching, the long and somewhat dragged-out road comes to an end for this year’s finalists of ‘The Voice’. Tonight sees one of 2013’s last four contestants crowned the second-ever winner, bagging £100,000 and a record deal.

Talent and TV fame doesn’t directly translate into superstardom, as last year’s champion, Leanne Mitchell, knows all too well. Her debut album entered at a cringeworthy No 134 in the UK Album Chart last month and the Suffolk singer has yet to announce a tour. But, dubious credibility and disappointing alumni aside, the final is a dead cert for entertainment.

If you can stomach the name-dropping, self-righteous judges (the legendary Tom Jones, loudmouth songstress Jessie J, Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am and that Danny O’Donoghue of The Script ‘fame’), then strap in for an evening of choreography, cover versions and inevitable crying. Above all, staying true to its word, tune in to witness some serious singing skills – trust us, expect more warbling than Beyoncé in a Listerine advert.