The Voice UK 2016: Paloma Faith picks her finalists

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Paloma Faith has picked her line up of finalists for The Voice UK live shows this evening.

The newbie coach had some SUPER tough decisions to make as she cut five acts and selected just three contestants for the 2016 live finals.

It was of course the knockouts tonight as all eight of Paloma's acts took to the stage together.

One at a time, each artist stepped forward to perform their own song choice, hoping to prove that they should make the live shows.

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All the coaches offered comments but only Paloma had the power to decide who could make it through to the live shows which begin in less than two weeks' time.

"Everyone did so well, they're all so wonderful people. Backstage I had in mind who I want to go through... based on tonight's it's not those people," Paloma began before delivering her trio of choices.

First to go through was Beth Morris who Paloma described as "an undeniable performing force," adding to a tearful Beth: "You're amazing." Beth said: "It's overwhelming, I didn't think she'd pick me! Thank you Paloma, I can't wait to work with you and smash every door down!"

Next to make the live shows on Team Paloma was Heather Cameron-Hayes, described as an "old soul" by Paloma who added: "I feel I could learn from [her] and [she] makes me very humble to be in her presence."
Heather reacted: "I just wasn't expecting it at all!"

Paloma's third and final choice for the live shows was Jordan Gray. "I think it was the women on the team that really did something amazing," Paloma said. Jordan said: "I look forward to making you proud, this is the best experience of my whole life."

"I'm so happy with team Paloma, there's something for everybody within my team," concluded Paloma. "Tonight the girls were the strongest and I'm really proud to be a woman tonight."

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However the result meant that we said goodbye to Dwaine Hayden, Rick Snowdon, Faith Nelson, Deano and Aaron Hill.

Did you agree with Paloma's choices? Who's your favourite on her team? Tell us in the comments below!

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