PICTURES! See a first look at The Voice Kids 2019 blind auditions

Here's a very first look at the new series of The Voice Kids 2019 which begins on Saturday.

This weekend sees the opening round of blind auditions for the new series.

It's the third season of the show and this year there are some changes, with four iconic red chairs now ready to be turned.

Original Voice Kids star coaches will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott are all back and there’s a new kid on the block as the multi-platinum selling singer Jessie J joins the panel, having previously been a judge on the main series.

All four of the coaches needs to pick nine acts for their teams in the blind audition stages as they hunt for the next generation of superstar singers.

In another change for 2019, this year the competition is opened up to duos for the first time. Both solo singers and double acts, aged seven to 14, are eligible to come and sing their hearts out in a bid to get a coveted chair turn.

After each performance, regardless of whether they’ve won a place with will, Danny, Pixie or Jessie, all four coaches will turn to give the singers words of advice and encouragement.

Contestants singing on The Voice UK tonight include duo 9-year-old Ave & 10-year-old Alfie, 12-year-old Ivy, 13-year-old Charley and 12-year-old Lucas.

We also meet 13-year-old Sam, 10-year-old Caillin Joe, 14-year-old friends David and Ammani, 14-year-old Alexandra, 14-year-old Amaree and 13-year-old Liam from Birmingham.

They're competing for a spot in the battle rounds by getting at least one coach to turn around.

Ultimately, the viewers will decide who will win and pick up the prize of a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education as well as a family holiday to Orlando.

The Voice Kids UK begins on Saturday, June 8 at 8PM on ITV.

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