The Voice UK 2013 spoilers: What we know!

The Voice UK 2013

The Voice UK 2013 start date is set for March 30, and here's a run down of just what we know about the new series.

Needless to say our Voice 2013 run down contains plenty of spoilers about the upcoming series, so if you don't want to know, look away now!

The coaches

Firstly, the good news is that the coaches at staying the same with Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, Will.I.Am and Sir Tom Jones on the panel.

It's no surprise as the foursome proved a hit last year and it makes a change not having a reality show with a different lie up every year.

The format

Bosses have made plenty of improvements to the format, following in the steps of the US show.

“There’s loads of different changes, knockout stages, there’s parts where we can steal each other’s artists,” Danny revealed.

The singer has already filmed the blind auditions and battle rounds for the new series, which is set to return to BBC One in March.

He revealed: “They’ve tinkered with the format to actually make it a really, really great experience from start to finish.

“We’re mad excited about getting in to do season two.”

The Voice UK coaches

The first change comes in the auditions, with the coaches now able to pick twelve instead of ten artists each for their teams.

The battle rounds stay the same, with the coaches pitching two of their singers against one another to half the size of their teams.

But instead of six making the live shows, there's now a new Knockouts round, with a twist.

Blabbermouth Danny explained: “When it comes to the chop, when I am down to six at the knockout stages, I can lose an artist but I can also take someone else’s. There will be a lot more opportunities to battle. I’m loving it.”

He added: “It’s gloves off. We just go straight in.”

The Knockouts will leave each coach with three artists for the live shows, which are confirmed to start on June 8.

Will.i.am said: “The show is going to be different this year.

“There’s going to be more stories, more drama, more excitement, more criticism, more honesty, more surprise.”

There's only set to be three live shows, which means we could be losing as many as 4 acts a week to leave the coaches with just one act each for the final.

The talent

While we've been told by the powers that be to stay silent about most of the artists who have gone before the coaches, a few tidbits have leaked out.

Amongst those who are have taken to the stage before the judges apparently include Hollyoaks actress Alice Barlow and Hear'Say star Danny Foster!

The show airs on BBC One next month and we can't wait!

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