The Voice 2014: How the knockout rounds work

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK)

We move on to the next stage of The Voice UK this week as we begin the knockout rounds.

Expect tears of sadness and joy as seven become three when the remaining contestants of The Voice UK sing their hearts out to win a place in their coaches’ teams at the live shows.

On BOTH Saturday and Sunday evening, tensions and adrenaline will be running high as the artists take it in turns to step into the limelight and perform one last time before the live finals for coaches Kylie Minogue, Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am.

Each coach has seven acts in their teams which they must cut down to just three.

The artist must choose just one solo song that they think will give them the best chance to impress their coach. In a dramatic twist, each singer will take it in turn to perform on stage in front of his or her team while the rest wait anxiously in the wings.

This year bosses have ditched the 'fast pass' twist which saw each coach given the chance to send one act straight through to the live shows without having to perform.

It means that every act will have to sing for their coach and any one could either be sent home or sent through to the live finals, which begin the week after.

On Saturday's show we will see Team Kylie and Team Tom's performances.

And on Sunday's show we'll watch Team Will and Team Ricky's songs.

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