The Voice 2017 RECAP! All of the final blind auditions from week seven

The Voice UK 2017 recap

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The Voice UK 2017 hit our screens again tonight for the seven and final round of blind auditions on ITV.

Global music legends, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale are this year's coaches and on the search for the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer.


For the winner is a record deal with Polydor Records but that first requires a spot on one of the coaches' teams.

Tonight was week seven of the show and the final round of blind auditions.

Each of the coaches has been looking to build teams of ten acts for the battle rounds and the numbers of available spots have been falling each week.

Ahead of tonight's show, Teams Gavin, Tom and Jennifer had just one free place each while Team Will had only two last spaces to fill.

As always, the first stage is the blind auditions where the contestants had only one song to impress the coaches with their voices alone.

Sat with their backs to the contestants, if the coaches liked what they heard, they hit their buzzer to spin around and select that artist for their teams. If more than one coach turned then it was up the act to pick which team to join.


Here's how the final round of blind auditions played out tonight...

Paul Woodley

Audition song:: The Beatles' Come Together
Age: 31
Location: Essex

Passionate Paul has been singing for five years and says that music allows him to drift off to a different place away from the real world.

During his blind audition Paul showed off not only his voice but also is harmonica skills but neither were enough to entice the coaches to turn.


Abi Phillips

Audition song:: Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Age: 22
Location: West Midlands


Former Hollyoaks actress Abi is ready to move away from her soapland character and step into the spotlight as herself. Having played the character of Liberty Savage for two and half years, Abi left to pursue her musical dreams.

Armed with her guitar she was ready to show the Coaches what she’s made of but unfortunately none of the coaches turned.


Kit Rice

Audition song:: Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Age: 25
Location: Kent

Kit is ready to chase his dreams of the big time, after building a strong online fan base. Classical violinist Kit realised he wanted to be a solo vocal artist after performing with none other than our very own Sir Tom Jones.

With bags of confidence, Kit took The Voice UK stage by storm and got both Gavin and Jennifer spinning for him.

Kit became the tenth and final member of Team Jennifer.



Kelly Irwin

Audition song:: All I Could Do Is Cry by Etta James
Age: 17
Location: Dublin

Student Kelly Irwin admitted to being nervous as she stepped out on stage to face The Voice UK coaches this weekend.

Despite a huge reaction from the crowd, none of the three coaches with spaces turned for Kelly.


Tim Gallagher

Audition song:: Crash by Usher
Age: 23
Location: Manchester


Self-confessed 'mummy's boy' Tim credited his family with supporting his music dream which so far hasn't seen him get a big break.

More used to playing for 10 people at pubs, Tim held his nerve in front of the live audience and coaches and won spins from all three available coaches, SirTom and Gavin.

After a pitch-off, Tim chose Will as his coach.


Gavin Ellis

Audition song:: Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven
Age: 30
Location: Chorley

No stranger to appearing on the telly, Gavin found love on Take Me Out and actually married his love match from the show! The first ever couple to marry off the back of the dating show, Gavin is now a happily loved up stay-at-home dad.

Gavin dreams of a career in music though and says he needs a break before it is too late.


Unfortunately, despite a standing ovation from the audience, no coaches turned for Gavin.


Linda Jennings

Audition song:: The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles
Age: 49
Location: Bolton

Linda Jennings aka Linda J has been in loads of bands, including a duo with her partner, and says her music styles know no limits... other than rapping.

With a Katy Perry inspired outfit, plus her lucky shoes, Linda hit the stage with her guitar to sing a classic hit by The Beatles and got all of Tom, Gavin and Will turning.

After the coaches made their pitches, Linda decided to join Team Tom.



Victoria Kerley

Audition song:: Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes
Age: 16
Location: Wales

Welsh teenager Victoria has been singing since she was just four-years-old. She lives with her nan and grandad and they are very close.

Victoria already gigs here, there and everywhere and her mum acts as her roadie!

She got both Gavin and Will turning and chose to complete Will's team.


Ruth Lockwood

Audition song:: Toxic by Britney Spears
Age: 23
Location: Rotherham

The last singer of The Voice UK blind auditions, Ruth put an Operatic twist on a Britney classic.

Unknown to her, the product demonstrator had a place on Gavin's team all lined up and ready for her as she completed his team to end the auditions.



The Voice UK 2017 continues next weekend with the battle rounds.

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