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Voice finalists to make a return

Finalists from last year's series of The Voice are to make a return to the show when it reaches the first live stage of the contest.

They include winner Leanne Mitchell who has suffered a disastrous sales flop with her debut album failing to even make it into the top 100 when the midweek charts were announced days ago.

She will be joined on the BBC1 show by runners-up Tyler James and Bo Bruce, together with Vince Kidd who completed the final four.

They will appear in the first live heat which is screened on Friday, June 7 performing their own releases.

Bruce made the top ten of the albums chart with her first album just weeks ago but Mitchell - whose triumph last year was seen by seven million viewers - was placed at only 112 in the midweek predictions for the Official Charts Company.

She released her album her self-titled album on Monday but by the time the midweek figures were compiled she had sold less than 500 copies, generating just a few thousand pounds. She was said to have been signed in a £100,000 deal after winning last June.

Mitchell will learn how her album has finally fared when the new album chart is announced later.

She will perform her song Pride on the show, while James will sing Worry About You, Bruce will do Save Me and Kidd is playing The Zoo.

A show source said: "We're really thrilled to have last year's finalists performing on The Voice - it's been a life-changing year for all of them as they begin to carve out careers for themselves in the music industry. We're hugely proud of them all."

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