The Voice 2014: Ten teasers from first blind auditions

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice 2014)

The Voice 2014 starts this weekend and we've got a first glimpse of what to expect from series three with ten spoiler-y teasers from the opening blind audition show.

A mega mashup

The coaches' group number at the start of the series is a staple of The Voice and it's no different this year. New coaches Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson are introduced into the gang with a mashup of their respective hits Can't Get You Out Of My Head and I Predict A Riot.

Who is Ricky Wilson?

Ricky admitted this week that even Will.i.am didn't know who he was when joining the show and the poor Kaiser Chiefs frontman finds it hard to persuade hopefuls onto his team. The talented singer even looks surprised himself when one act does pick him!

Some brilliant covers...

One of the things The Voice UK does well is good covers, from Vince Kidd's Like a Virgin to Leah McFall's I Will Survive, and this year there are some amazing performances again. Watch out for a bizarre take on Outta My Head from one contestant, a Harp version of Daft Punk's Get Lucky from another and a brilliant version of Sexy And I Know It.

...but more painfully slow decisions

When more than coach turns for a singer, it's up to them to decide who's team to join and the decisions seem even more painful this series. It gets even worse when a contestant comes out singing one of the coach's own songs before taking forever to finally decide to join that very coach's team to no one's surprise.

The Voice

Silly sob stories

Talent shows love a good sob story and The Voice UK is no different, although unlike shows like The X Factor the judges don't get to hear about them. This series really does push the boundaries with back stories about being a salesperson and having kids to look after. Poor guys.

The Nessa Jenkins impersonator

Proving that The Voice can be fun and entertaining without resorting to completely novelty gimmicks, one of this weekend's auditionees has a rather unusual day job and turns an otherwise dull audition to one of the show's best ever.

The youngest Voice UK coach ever

Will.i.am finds himself displaced from his seat by a young budding performer who we're pretty sure is the youngest coach ever on The Voice, and even smaller than pintsize Kylie!

A game of spot the presenters

New hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes don't get any introduction, appearing on screen at the start in a Top of the Pops style shot in the middle of the crowd but are barely seen for the rest of the show.

The Voice UK 2014 coaches

Will.i.am's new set of phrases

Every season Will.i.am treats us with a new batch of sayings and this year is the same, with Will branding the third series the "bees knees". While we're still struggling to understand a lot of what Will's going on about, Sir Tom Jones has finally got there, telling us all he can now speak "fluent Will".

JB from JLS' dad

Look out for the dad of JLS singer JB standing around in one scene. You'll know when you see him.

The Voice UK, Saturday, 7PM on BBC One

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