The Voice 2013: TellyMix's spoilerific preview of the first blind auditions

Matt Henry (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK 2013 starts on BBC1 tonight and here's TellyMix's sneak peek at what's to come…

This evening's opening blind audition episode starts with the four superstar coaches belting out a medley of rock hits. It's a damn sight better than last year's Black Eyed Peas cover, with even Will.I.am showing off his vocals.

Around 10 acts are seen going before the backs of the coaches tonight and there is quite a mix of talents on display.

First up is Welsh man Ash Morgan, he says he thinks The Voice will give him a better chance of success due to the blind auditions.

Mike Ward

It's a line often repeated throughout the show but we can't help but feel with many minutes spent on the back stories of the contestants that the auditions aren't really any different to the X factor from the public's perspective.

Other acts going before the panel include Leanne Jarvis, who belts out Stay With Me.

The former Girls Aloud tribute performer says: "Even if just one person turns around I am going to be grateful but if it doesn’t work I am going to be back to square one again.”

There are also a few familiar names including the cousin of former X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Mike Ward. In a VT that seems more set up than many scenes from Simon Cowell's talent shows, he says: “I have never thought about being a professional singer before, until my mum told me I was good enough to give it a go. I never would have done it by myself.”

Katie Benbow

Reality TV talent contest professional, or so it seems, Kirsty Crawford is also seen performing for the coaches. Kirsty has previously performed on both pop Idol and the X Factor, but will it be The Voice that finally gives her success?

There's then flashbacks of X Factor's Cher Lloyd in the form of Katie Benbow, whose unusual cover of a Feeling Good with some interesting facial expressions is sure to split viewers.

Louis Coupe

90s pop star Kavana - Anthony Kavanagh - also features in tonight's opening episode, singing Dont Dream It's Over (Hey Now) by Crowded House, but will any of the coaches be interested?

With all of the singers generally on point, it's quite hard to pin down exactly what makes the coaches turn.

Some brilliant vocal prowess yields no pressed buzzer, but some dodgy covers have all four of the superstars turning for the artist.

However it does appear that this year the panel are after more than just a voice and a more chart friendly star, with Jessie repeatedly remarking how some potential performers are too "musical theatre" for her to turn around.

One thing is for sure, The Voice auditions continue to provide a brilliantly entertaining launchpad for the series and will most definitely have us all screaming and cheering acts their tellys tonight and in the weeks to come.

The Voice 2013 airs from 7PM tonight on BBC One.

Browse snaps of the first Voice UK 2013 blind auditions below...

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