The Voice that faded to just a whisper: As BBC show returns, 2012 winner revealed to have no album, no tours and a flop single…

The Voice that faded to just a whisper: As BBC show returns, 2012 winner revealed to have no album, no tours and a flop single…Leanne Mitchell, 29, failed to enter the top 40 with her first singleManagement suggested she has been reluctant to engage in publicity
Lack of success calls into question show's credibility as springboardJudge Tom Jones accused her record label of mismanaging her careerMiss Mitchell soon to release an autobiography called Finding My Voice
Will.i.am said: ‘The best artist does not always get the most votes’

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Mismanagement: Sir Tom Jones, who mentored Miss Mitchell to victory last year, accused her record label, Universal Music, of mismanaging her career

Mismanagement: Sir Tom Jones, who mentored Miss Mitchell to victory last year, accused her record label, Universal Music, of mismanaging her career

Tyler James

Bo Bruce

Some of last year’s runners-up, including Tyler James (left) and Bo Bruce (right), have enjoyed more success

Perhaps surprisingly, given her young age and lack of starting career success, the singer will release an autobiography, entitled Finding My Voice, on April 18.

A source on the BBC show said: ‘Leanne’s trajectory since The Voice has been a disappointment. She has not been the best advert for the show.’

Some of last year’s runners-up appear to have achieved far more. Bo Bruce, 28, saw a re-release of her 2010 single Search The Night reach number two in the online charts a week after The Voice ended last year. She subsequently signed to Mercury Records.

The best doesn't always win: Will.i.am, a coach on The Voice, said: The public voted for Leanne, but the best artist does not always get the most votes'

The best doesn't always win: Will.i.am, a coach on The Voice, said: 'The public voted for Leanne, but the best artist does not always get the most votes'

Comeback: The Voice returns to screens this weekend after a disappointing start

Comeback: The Voice returns to screens this weekend after a disappointing start

Tyler James, 28, signed a deal with Island Records and regularly plays at gigs around the country.

His debut single, Single Tear, peaked at number 28 in the charts last October, while his album, A Place I Go, reached 47.

Mr
James’ coach on The Voice, Will.i.am, said: ‘The public voted for
Leanne, but the best artist does not always get the most votes.’

Miss Mitchell declined to comment when she was approached by the Daily Mail.

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