The Voice 2014: Our spoiler filled preview of tonight's battles!


The Voice UK battle rounds begins tonight and here's your spoilerific sneak peek of the marathon show.

At over two hours long tonight's episode is rather tough going and that's with it only covering half of the battles.

We begin being told by the coaches that The Voice is now no longer about the voice but rather the "complete package" as the line between the BBC one series and The X Factor gets ever thinner.

What caught our attention however was that after eight weeks that coaches have finally changed their clothes as we start the performances with Team Will.

First up is singing politician Jermain Jackman and Sarah Eden-Winn and it turns out Will and Jermain aren't completely unknown to one another as it's revealed Will told Jermain to audition for the show last year. With Jermain's "connection" to Will, Sarah hopes that experience will give her the edge in the pair's battle to I Knew You Were Waiting by Aretha Franklin & George Michael.

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Onto Team Kylie next and there's a frosty atmosphere between Lee Glason and Jimmy Weston. In rehearsals, Lee complains: "He [Jimmy] tends to try and give me direction but I'm here to get direction from a global superstar, not Jimmy Weston from Coventry." There's a real rivalry here that isn't just for the cameras.

On Team Tom and Sally Barker and Talia Smith duet on Olly Murs' Dear Darling a song which Sally has never heard of so calls on her kids for help.

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Team Ricky completes the first round of battles with duo Tila & Tavelah facing Beth McCarthy. The trio do battle on Katy Perry's Roar but Beth admits being a bit nervous about going up against the twins but is desperate to fight for her place in the next round. Those hats don't come cheap, you know.

Leo Ihenacho and Steven Alexander are next into the ring for Team Kylie but in training Leo's left distracted by Kylie's apparent flirting. It's a very evenly matched performance with the pair singing Thunder In My Heart by Leo Sayer, prompting Kylie to beg one of the her rival coaches to steal the loser.

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In the battle of the soul singers on Team Tom afterwards, Bizzi Dixon tries to get the better of Kenny Thompson as they perform against one another singing Hey Jude by The Beatles in what brands the best battle of all three series of the BBC One show to air so far.

Starting the second half of the show are stylish Callum Crowley and smooth Tom Barnell with their coach Will giving the duo a "pretty jamming" version of Michael Jacksons's PYT that the Black Eyed peas star worked on himself with the singer.

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Back to Team Kylie again as Jai McConnell does battle against Nomakhosi Nkosi with a performance of Tained Love by Gloria Jones and it appears as though spend time with had an effect on Kylie as she compares Jai's tone to outer space.

It's a huge song for Emily Adams and Kelsey-Beth Crossley as they prepare to take on
Fighter by Christina Aguilera, but Kelsey isn't confident saying she doesn't know the song.

The last (for today) battle on Team Tom is between Celestine - who we've barely seen on the show so far - and Mairead Conlon. Sir Tom has chosen (apparently) a It's My Party by Jessie J for the girls wanting to bring out their "fun" side.

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Team Will pitches favourites Anna McLuckie and Jessica Steele against one another in his final battle of the show and there's a real competition here. In perhaps one of the best lines of the series so far, Jessica reacts: "Who the hell plays a harp?" later adding "I hate the harp with a passion." In a bid to try and match Anna, Jessica begs Will to allow her to also play and sing as the pair rehearse for a cover of Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day

The last battle of the show is between close pals Nathan Amzi and Christina Marie who ditch the pretense of a fight in favour of a more loving duet on The Power Of Love By Gabrielle Aplin.

In rehearsals Ricky gets "goosebumps on his goosebumps" and reckons this will turn into one of the biggest battles the show has ever seen. It's certainly an epic performance but it seems Ricky also made one of the show's biggest mistakes in pairing the two against one another when it comes to deciding who stays in the competition.

The Voice 2014 airs tonight at 7PM on BBC One.

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