The Voice 2013 UK: Dido to help Danny O'Donoghue in the battle rounds

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

Singer Dido will be on hand to help out Danny O'Donoghue in the upcoming Voice UK battle rounds

After the final blind auditions at the weekend, the potential Voice 2013 finalists have been confirmed, with just 48 hopefuls left in the running.

But half of them will be cut this weekend as the Battle Rounds begin.

In the Battles each Coach will pair up their acts to sing against each other in a series of sure to be exciting vocal duets, which will decide who will progress to the next stage.

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

Before the performances however, 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.

Last year's battle advisors included Paloma Faith, Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic and Dante Santiago.

Dante will be back helping out this year, while Dido will be giving Danny and his artists a pre-battle pep talk and training.

The Voice UK battle rounds start on Saturday night at 8:35PM on BBC One.

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