The Voice 2014 recap: Who won over the coaches in Week 4

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The Voice 2014 blind auditions hit their halfway point this evening and here's a recap of just what happened.

First up on this evening's show was a familiar face in the form of Jessica Steele who had previously auditioned for the coaches last year, although we can't say we remember too much about her.

Speaking ahead of her second performance for the panel - singing Plan B's She Said - Jessica admitted: "Last year, I felt like I was ready but now I know I wasn't. Today I'm going to go out there and fight for it, I didn't think I fought for it last year."

This year it was a much better reaction with all four of the coaches pressing their buzzer. Kylie Mingoue said the young singer had "belted over the finish line" while Ricky Wilson played the Northern Card in a bid to get her onto his team.

A long wait as Jessica chose which coach to go with saw Will.i.am ask for burgers just as she revealed it was his team she wanted to join.

Next we met 56-year-old singing accountant Bunny who had filler written all over him. The performer was worried about "disgracing himself" with a cover of Elton John's Rocket Man but despite no one turning, all the comments were positive.

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Crazy cat lady Sarah Eden-Winn was branded "absolutely flawless" by Kylie after belting out Jennifer Hudson's One Nightly Only, although she didn't actually press her buzzer. Indeed, with seconds to go, none of the panel had before Will, Ricky and Sir Tom Jones all turned on the last note.

Despite showing interest, Will actually campaigned for Sarah to join Team Tom and seemed rather shocked that she chose his own team.

We finally met some duos this evening starting with 18-year-old twins Tila & Tavelah. Performing Black Eyed Peas hit Just Can't Get Enough we reckon there was one judge in particular they wanted to press his buzzer, but instead they only got Ricky, who looked a tad worried about what he had let himself in for.

Lauren and Kimberley are also twins and formed duo Gemyni. Singing Mariah Carey's Fantasy, the pair had Kylie, Tom and Ricky turning for them and the girls became the first on Team Kylie.

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The third duo to go before the judges was the "slightly bohemian" - but definitely not hippy - Vela. Unfortunately for the couple, their flute cover of Homeward Bound wasn't enough to impress the panel and they left the show.

Another different act graced the stage next in the form of Opera singer (and shoe artist) Milly J. Milly's performance of Sam Cooke's Summertime was fabulous and flawless but had no buzzers, something which Milly was quite happy to confront the panel about.

"I don't know why no one turned," Ricky told her.

"Well why didn't you?" Milly quizzed, putting Ricky on the spot.

"I wouldn't be confident picking songs for you," he explained.

24-year-old Jai McConnell had the talent show contestant look all figured out: She's young, pretty, has a good voice and a back story that involves a cute young child.

But the Belfast singer's "different" cover of Never Forget You by Noisettes showed that she wasn't going to be a by-the-numbers performer as Ricky, Kylie and Will all turned for her. Ricky and Will set out to win over the young soloist but eventually she went with the audience and joined Team Kylie.

Tonight's show also saw the latest game of guess-which-act-gets-through. In one corner was 31-year-old John Quinn singing Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg and in the other was 21-year-old Amy Winehouse fan Melissa, singing Love Is A Losing Game (by Amy Winehouse, obviously).

John lost the match with the judges telling him his cover was "too much" like the original while Ricky's bizarre comment involved him complaining that he wasn't ready to be blown away by the song again. Or something like that.

Melissa on the other hand had Kylie, Ricky and Sir Tom all turn around for her and she chose to become the seventh member of an all female Team Tom.

28-year-old Leanne Jones was up next to sing for the coaches having already made an award winning singing career for herself. Leanne revealed she had picked up multiple gongs including an Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her lead role in Hairspray on the West End.

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But this was the Voice UK's theatre and the judges were Leanne's toughest critics yet with none of them turning amid comments that her performance - Skyfall by Adele - was too copycat.

Closing the show tonight was 16-year-old Rachael O'Connor, who credited her granddad as an inspiration for singing. Going on stage to perform Clown by Emeli Sande, Kylie was the first to press her buzzer followed by Sir Tom then Ricky, leaving Will to doodle in his notebook.

He later confessed to being a "fool" for not turning as Kylie notched up her third act of the night and seventh overall.

The Voice 2014 teams... so far

Team Kylie
Lee Glasson
Leo Ihenacho
Jamie Johnson
Jimmy Weston
Gemyni
Jai McConnell
Rachael O'Connor

Team Ricky
Beth McCarthy
Christina Marie
Kelsey-Beth Crossley
Myles Evans
Tila & Tavelah Robinson

Team Will
Anna McLuckie
Sophie May Williams
Jermain Jackman
Iesher Haughton
Jessica Steele
Sarah Eden-Winn

Team Tom
Sally Barker
Mairead Conlon
Vicky Jones
Georgia Harrup
Celestine
Laverne Scott-Roberts
Melissa

The Voice UK auditions continue next Saturday night on BBC One.

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