Here's just how The Voice UK live shows work this year

The Voice - Episode 1

The Voice UK live finals start this Saturday night and here's just how it all works.

It's only the first weekend of live shows but with the grand final next month, it means it's ALREADY the Quarter-Finals.

With 12 finalists across the teams and only three live shows, we'll be saying goodbye to FOUR acts each weekend.

For the Quarter Finals on Saturday, the fast pass twist is BACK. Once all twelve singers have performed each coach will be able to save one act in their teams from elimination, sending them straight through to the semi-finals next weekend.

For the remaining eight, their fate is with the viewers as it's the public that decide who stays and goes.

Unlike other shows, there are no bottom twos, sing-offs or second chances: The four acts with the fewest public votes will be eliminated straight away.

And as with last year's new format, it doesn't matter which team they're on. That means that one coach could lose up to two acts while another may keep all their singers.

As things stand Team George's Cody Frost is the favourite to win with the bookies while Team Ricky's Kevin Simm, Chloe Castro and Jolan follow. Lydia Lucy is Team Will's strongest member while Jordan Gray is looking like Team Paloma's best shot.

Those in danger according to the latest odds ahead of Saturday include Lauren Lapsley-Browne and Heather Cameron-Hayes.

But it really could go ANY way on the night!

The Voice UK live shows begin Saturday at 7PM with the results at 9:05PM on BBC One

Browse pictures of the finalists below...

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