Ruth Brown and Jaz Ellington lead Voice betting
Soul artist Ruth Brown and gospel performer Jaz Ellington are joint favourites to win the first series of BBC singing contest The Voice.
Both contestants are offered at a best price of 3/1, according to odds comparison website Oddschecker, with 20-year-old Londoner Brown having been as long as 40/1 earlier in the competition.
Ellington has been leading the way in the betting since his very first performance, with the 27-year-old originally priced at 5/1 following his blind audition.
Last Saturday’s episode saw Sophie Griffin and Sam Buttery voted off, while a number of other acts who survived elimination had their odds lengthened significantly.
Folk duo Matt & Sueleen have drifted from 50/1 to 100/1, with soul singer Joelle Moses dropping from 12/1 to 40/1.
Each participant is mentored by one of four singing celebrities, with will.i.am currently 2/1 favourite to finish as the winning manager. Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue come next at 10/3, followed by Jessie J at 7/2.