The Voice 2014 recap: All the action from the latest blind auditions

Emily Adams (The Voice 2014)

We're almost at the end of The Voice 2014 blind auditions with tonight's penultimate show seeing eight more acts through.

Each coach started this evening's episode with just a handful of free spots on their teams and it meant that the panel were more picky than ever.

First up to attempt to win them over was 18-year-old Emily Adams. The teenager belted out the reality telly audition favourite Etta James hit I’d Rather Go Blind but there was little buzzer action from the coaches. Fortunately for the teen, Ricky Wilson did eventually turn and was the only coach to do so meaning Emily went straight to his team.

It was another game of guess-who-gets-through next as a pair of country singers took to the stage one after the other.

35-year-old John Rafferty, from Belfast, was up first and sung John Denver’s Country Roads while 31-year-old Talia Smith from London performed Pistol Annies track Hell On Heels.

Both got the interest of Sir Tom Jones but only Talia got him pressing his buzzer, giving the Welsh crooner a ninth girl on his all female team.

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We also saw a few more duos audition but none managed to win over the coaches.

Brother and sister Buheiji sung Dog Days Are Over but none of the panel were too interested while sisters Leanne and Natalie reminded Kylie of her sister Dannii Minogue, but again no chairs turned.

A third set of siblings then took to the stage but brothers Brothers Shenton Dixon and Bizzi Dixon weren't duo, rather competing against one another.

The pair have both experienced some success already with Shenton a famous tribute act but Bizzi was previously signed to EMI records and even released a hit single.

On the show and once again Bizzi got the better over his older brother after Shenton got rejected by the panel. Both Sir Tom and Kylie turned for Bizzi, with tipping the younger singer to go with Team Tom which he obliged, becoming Sir Tom's first male performer.

The acts kept flowing out onto the stage as West End performer Natham Amzi became the latest to try out for one of the ever decreasing spots on the teams.

Both he and Burquese singer Kiki deVille won spots in the next but only just with Ricky and Will and respectively leaving it until the last minute to become the single judges to turn for the acts.

Primary school worker Callum Crowley told cameras next he couldn’t wait to ditch his job (sorry, kids!) for a career in music. Singing Usher’s hit Climax, Callum almost had all four judges turning around but poor Sir Tom left it a little too late this time. Nevertheless, there were still 3 coaches to choose from and Callum became Team Will's second new act of the night.

Another pair of acts went before the panel next and both told cameras that they felt like they should’ve already had success having gone through stage school.

First up was Marc William, who went to school with Pixie Lott, singing Whole Lotta Love. Marc was followed by Paul “I went to school with Adele” Raj who also studied alongside the likes of Jessie J and Katy B at Brit School.

Despite their past experience neither impressed the coaches enough to win a spot in the battles which is probably for the better as their personalities weren't the most endearing we've seen on the show.

40-year-old “man of contradictions” Amrick Channa was the next budding performer we were introduced to, telling the cameras he was as clubbing Sikh. Performing Pride (A Deeper Love) for the panel, Amrick's look certainly surprised the coaches when they turned around but unfortunately for him that only happened after his performance.

It was the youngsters that closed the latest show this evening starting with 17-year-old Jazz Bates-Chambers. The teenage performer sung Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and we rather loved her take on the track, as did Ricky who was the only coach to turn around, something he looked to be over the moon with.


Finally this evening was 16-year-old Amelia O’Connell, who revealed her dad is a Sir Tom Jones impersonator, so there was one coach in particular he was hoping her daughter would impress. Amelia sung First Time I Ever Saw Your Face for the panel and had Ricky, Sir Tom and Kylie to chose from, but unfortunately for her dad Amelia opted to become Team Kylie's eleventh member.

The Voice 2014 teams so far

Team Kylie

Amelia O’Connell

Team Ricky

Jazz Bates-Chambers
Nathan Amzi
Emily Adams

Team Will

Callum Crowley
Kiki deVille

Team Tom

Talia Smith
Bizzi Dixon

The Voice UK continues next weekend on BBC One with the final round of blind auditions.

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