The Voice 2014 auditions: Spoiler filled preview of tonight's opening episode

Leo Ihenacho (The Voice UK)

The Voice 2014 kicks off tonight on BBC One and here's a spoiler filled preview to whet your appetite.

This evening's third series opener kicks off with a mega mash up as new coaches Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson join Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones on stage for a performance of I Predict A Riot mixed with Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

There's no such fanfare for new hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes, who appear amongst the crowd to thank the coaches before vanishing just as quickly as they appeared when auditions begin.

And first to face the panel (or their backs, rather) is 31-year-old sales manager Lee Glasson who tells us he's taking a risk by singing one of the coaches' own tracks. His cover of Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head originally confuses the panel, but can they be won over?

Next onto the stage is 20-year-old Christina Marie who is hoping to follow in her mum's footsteps. The youngster belts out Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing for the coaches in a bid to make it through to the battles.

Alexandra Burke look-a-like and sound-a-like Danielle Chevannes follows Christina onto the stage, but finds herself rather overshadowed by her own daughter Naya. The six-year-old even manages to end up in Will.i.am's chair following Danielle's performance of L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole.

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Anna McLuckie surprises the panel with a Harp cover of Get Lucky and has one coach turning around right away, but a bidding war develops when another also presses their buzzer.

It's not so much her voice that gets the coaches interested in Tara Lewis but rather her day job as a 'Nessa from Gavin and Stacey impersonator'. "When I dress as Ness I get a great reaction and I can get away with anything," she says, but will she get any of the panel turning for her cover of Hall & Oates' You Make My Dreams?

Ryan Green chose to focus on a career in music over football, but it remains to be seen if it was the right decision as he sings Wretch 32' Don't Go for the show's superstar

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16-year-old Beth McCarthy is one of this year's youngest performers but has already been gigging in pubs and clubs since the age of 13 (to the shock of the coaches). Beth's cover of Sexy And I Know It won us over immediately but can the teenager from York conquer her nerves to impress the coaches?

Sally Baker has TEAM TOM written all over from the moment she appears on screen, talking of a past career that saw her singing with Bob Dylan and Robert Plant (a fact she won't let us forget). Singing Nina Simone's Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, the panel are raving about Sally's soulful voice but there is little buzzer action.

Finally going on stage this evening is former singer of The Streets, Leo Ihenacho, who's come a long way since Celebrity Love Island back in 2006. Leo tells cameras he's rather nervous about his big comeback, insisting he doesn't care what some may think about his decision to audition for the reality show.

Leo sings Simply Red's Holding Back The Years for the panel and finds an immediate fan in Kylie Minogue, who is forced to hide behind her chair after turning into a giggling and blushing mess.

The Voice UK blind auditions air tonight on BBC One from 7PM.

Browse pictures of the first hopefuls singing below...

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