The Voice Final, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

02 Jun

The Voice Final – the BBC’s new talent show comes to a climax tonight as the final four contestants battle it out for a £100k first prize and a recording contract that should be worth considerably more to them.

The programme will be hoping to reverse last week’s poor viewing figures when the semi-final show only managed to pull in 4.5m viewers. The show also saw the departure of the two early favourites for the title Jaz Ellington and Ruth Brown.

Tonight’s final four contestants are Bo Bruce (aka Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce), Tyler James, Vince Kidd and Leanne Mitchell. The current favourite to win the title is Bo Bruce with the late Amy Winehouse’s friend Tyler James a close second.

As well as seeing the remaining four contestants singing we will also get the chance to see judges, Sir Tom Jones,, Danny O’Donoghue and Jessie J sing each others songs during tonight’s show. It is not yet known exactly what tracks they will be singing although we know they will include It’s Not Unusual, Where Is The Love, Price Tag and Falling To Pieces.

The competitors will be singing the following songs tonight:

Bo Bruce – Nothing Compares 2 U

Tyler James – I’ll Be There

Vince Kidd – Many Rivers To Cross

Leanne Mitchell – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

One other reason to watch tonight’s final is that there is talk of host Holly Willoughby wearing a leather basque, leather skirt and a pair of 6-inch black stilettos. An insider from the show was quoted as saying that the outfit puts Holly at risk of a wardrobe malfunction but at least it should hep pull in some extra viewers!

The final of The Voice can be seen tonight on BBC starting at 7.20 and will also feature appearances by Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – today sees the start of the 4-day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign.

Events were kicked off with the Queen visiting Epsom for today’s Derby meeting. Over 100k people are expected at Epsom for the horse racing meeting and as part of the celebrations the new slimline Katherine Jenkins sang the National Anthem and the crowds were also treated to a display from the Red Devils.

Other events on today include the Hyde Park Jubilee Family Festival.

Hyde Park Jubilee Family Festival is on for 2 days and is hosted by Myleene Klass and Jon Culshaw. It will feature performances from stars of Strictly Come Dancing and West End stars from Billy Elliot, The Lion KIng and War Horse.

It is tomorrow however that things really start getting serious as this is the day that most street parties are to be held around the UK. This is being done in many locations under the banner of The Big Lunch, an Eden Project initiative.

Sunday also sees the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park. This event has been completely sold out and will feature many nostalgic items from throughout the Queens 60-year reign including a steam fair, a village fete and a carboot sale.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be leaving from Battersea tomorrow and make its way to Tower Bridge. The flotilla will be made up of over one thousand boats and will be one of the largest flotillas ever seen on the River Thames.

The big event of the long weekend for many will undoubtedly be Monday’s special Diamond Jubilee Concert being broadcast by the BBC live from Buckingham Palace. The event has been organised by Gary Barlow and will feature many stars from the music industry including Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney,Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Jessie J.

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