‘The Voice’ UK finale preview: Is Sally Barker or Christina Marie the favorite?

The latest -“The Voice” UK has had itself what could arguably be a much-improved run for season 3 so far. There have been pretty solid ratings, good performances, and a likable panel of coaches. However, there is one question that still remains: Is there any way to get a winner out of this that can be a genuine pop star moving forward? While the American version of the show has at least brought us Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery, the United Kingdom is still waiting on delivering a contestant who could really make people genuinely excited to buy records.

So is anyone in the finale for the show this year poised to do that? Out of the four artists remaining, Christina Marie has the best shot with her combination of talent, personality, and presence. She has proven that she can withstand obstacles, and be consistent performing live.

Meanwhile, Sally Barker is more of the sentimental choice. We feel like she actually could sell records (we’ve seen older women find success in Britain), even if she doesn’t get much radio play. Also, her voice is so enthralling that we could see her doing very well on concert tours and just getting audiences to connect with her and her story. If we had to pick a personal favorite, she’d probably be it. We’ve conceded at this point that “The Voice” isn’t really so much about finding a lasting star as it is entertainment. Therefore, we’re not necessarily voting on who we think could be the biggest star; instead, it is who entertains us the most.

As for why we haven’t really mentioned Jermain Jackman and Jamie Johnson, it’s because save for the alliteration, there isn’t anything there that is particularly revolutionary.

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