The Voice UK 2019 hit our screens tonight for the first round of blind auditions on ITV.
Global music legends will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs are this year’s coaches and on a quest to uncover the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer, with this year’s winner scooping a life changing record contract with Polydor Records.
As always, the first stage is the blind auditions where the contestants must hold their nerve as they sing to the backs of the coaches.
If the coaches like what they hear, they bash their buzzer to spin around and select that artist for their teams of ten. If more than one spins then it’s up the act to pick which team to join.
If all the coaches fail to turn for an act they lose their right to see them – leaving them forever wondering if they should have hit their buttons.
Meanwhile, in a new twist for this year, trios have been welcomed onto the stage alongside duos and soloists.
With only ten spots to fill on each coach’s team, the competition is fierce – here’s how the first round of blind auditions went down tonight…
The Voice 2019 contestants – Week 1
Opening The Voice 2019 auditions was 32-year-old firefighter Mike Platt from South Wales. After he performed Maria McKee’s Show Me Heaven, all the Coaches turned and he chose Team Tom.
17-year-old student and shop worker Heidi belted out Freya Ridings’s Lost Without You but sadly didn’t get any of the four coaches to turn.
Remember Monday were the first ever trio on The Voice UK. Having met when they were 17, the three piece is made up of Charlotte Steele, Holly-Ann Hull and Lauren Byrne. They performed Seal’s Kiss From A Rose and all the Coaches turned. They chose to join Team J-Hud.
16-year-old Brieya May is a student from North Devon. She performed Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You by Lauryn Hill. Olly and will.i.am both turned and after a press up competition between Olly and Will, Brieya chose Team Will.
36-year-old Liam Walker is a tree surgeon from Chesterfield. His performance of Landside by Fleetwood Mac got the audience on side, but the coaches failed to turn.
35-year-old Peter Donegan is from London, the son of British musician Lonnie Donegan. He performed Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts to get Sir Tom turning. They then sang a duet together with Peter on the piano.
17-year-old Molly Hocking is from St Ives in Cornwall. Her cover of Eva Cassidy’s You Take My Breath Away got Jennifer, Sir Tom and Olly all to turn and Molly chose Team Olly.
24-year-old Nicole Dennis is from North London, currently appearing in the West End in Dreamgirls. Her performance of Never Enough got Jennifer, Sir Tom and Olly turning and Nicole chose Team J-Hud.
The Voice UK continues Saturday nights on ITV.