The Voice Kids 2019 returned tonight for its first round of blind auditions of the new series – here are all the performances.
Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones are back in the spinning red chairs for series 3 this summer – together with new coach Jessie J.
Once more hosted by Emma Willis, The Voice Kids is open to talented young soloists between the ages of seven and 14.
Up for grabs for the winner is a £30,000 bursary towards their musical education plus a dream family holiday to Orlando.
The public will ultimately crown the winner of The Voice Kids 2019 but the first step is winning a spot on one of the three teams at the blind auditions.
Just like in the adult version, the young singers perform their chosen song to a live band – but can they get the coaches to hit their buttons?
As always, if a coach decides to press their buzzer, they’ll secure that act for their team. Should more than one coach turn, it’ll be the kid who has the power to pick which team to join.
And even if no coaches press their buzzer, they will all still spin at the end of the performance so they can give feedback and encouragement.
Here’s a recap of tonight’s first round of the blind auditions…
Alfie and Ava
9-year-old Ave and 10-year-old Alfie are best friends from Scotland. They performed Photograph by Ed Sheeran for their blind audition to get Will.i.am to turn for them, joining his team.
12-year-old Ivy is from Bromley. She put a spin on *NSYNC classic Bye Bye Bye and her cover got all four coaches to turn. With a full house to pick from, Ivy chose to join Team Danny.
13-year-old Charley from South Wales sang Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill at her blind audition, winning turns from Jessie, Will and Danny. Charley chose to join Team Jessie.
12-year-old Lucas comes from Kent, although his parents are originally from Brazil. He performed Our House by Crosby, Stills & Nash but unfortunately didn’t get any turns.
13-year-old Sam comes from Lewisham, London. For his blind audition, he performed Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan to get both Pixie and Danny to spin. Sam chose to join Team Danny.
10-year-old Caillin Joe comes from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He performed – and danced to – The Irish Rover by The Dubliners to get Pixie to turn, joining her team.
David and Ammani
14-year-old friends David and Ammani are pals from Dublin. They put a spin on Will.i.am’s own hit The Black Eyed Peas’ Let’s Get It Started to get him plus all the other coaches to turn. Although they had a full choice of teams to join, there was little surprise when they joined Team Will.
14-year-old Alexandra comes from Hertfordshire. She belted out Paloma Faith song Make Your Own Kind of Music at her audition but sadly didn’t get any turns.
14-year-old Amaree comes from Cardiff. He performed All in Love Is Fair from Stevie Wonder for his blind audition and got both Pixie and Jessie to turn. Amaree chose to join Team Jessie.
13-year-old Liam from Birmingham performed Lean On Me by Bill Withers at this weekend’s auditions. His blind audition got all four coaches to turn around, with Liam opting to join Team Pixie after a singing pitch.
The Voice Kids continues Saturday nights on ITV.
You can watch full episodes online via the ITV Hub.
Those who make it through the blind auditions will go on to compete in the battle rounds later in the series.