The Voice 2013: How does the new Steal twist work?

The Voice UK 2013 - Coaches

The Voice UK 2013 continues this weekend, and it'll feature the battle rounds with a new steal twist.

So far this year, The Voice UK's format has remained the same as last year, other than an increase in the teams from 10 to 12 acts.

The battle rounds start off the same as they did last year too.

Before the performances next Saturday and Sunday, the Coaches along with trusted fellow pop stars and music industry veterans - their Battle Advisors - will dedicate themselves to developing their Artists, sharing the secrets of their success and making their team’s voices the very best they can be.

In the Battles each Coach must pair up their acts to sing against each other in a vocal showdown to decide who will progress to the next stage.

After each Battle, the Artists’ own Coach must decide who will progress to the next round and who to send home.

But this year, there's an extra twist.

After each Battle, it’s not quite over for the losing Artist. In a dramatic new change to the format, the Coaches can “Steal” a losing Artist for their own team. So if they missed out on an Artist they loved during the Blind Auditions, now’s their chance to finally grab them for their team.

Each Coach can only Steal one Artist during the Battle Rounds, so they’d better make that Steal count. If more than one Coach tries to Steal the same Artist, then they have to pitch to the Artist once again to persuade them to join their team, in the same way as the Blind Auditions.

By the end of the Battles, each Coach will each have seven Artists remaining on their team and from now on, there are no more second chances.

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