The Voice 2018: Meet tonight's contestants in the first blind auditions

The Voice UK 2018 contestants

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Here's a spoiler-filled preview of the first blind auditions from The Voice UK 2018.

It's the opening round of try outs from the seventh series tonight as the show returns to ITV.

Former X Factor finalist and host Olly is joining The Voice UK as a coach alongside Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson.

This evening the blind auditions begin as the coaches begin to build up their teams of ten talented singers.

As always on The Voice UK, the four coaches have their backs to the stage so can only base their decision to hit the button and spin their chair on what they hear.

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Every artist must hold their nerve as each coach creates a team of talented artists using every trick in the book (including plenty of name dropping) to persuade the very best acts to join their team.

As with last year, acts who don't get any judges having to leave the stage immediately without speaking to the panel, who will remain with their backs turned.

In tonight's bumper opening episode we see nine acts go before the panel but which of them will get a spin?

Find out who joins which team when The Voice 2018 starts at 8PM tonight, Saturday January 6 on ITV.

The Voice 2018 contestants - Week 1

Jake Benson

Jake Benson performs.
Jake Benson performs.

Age: 26
Location: London
Occupation: Carpenter
Song: Julia Michaels - Issues

Chloe Jones

Chloe Jones performs.
Chloe Jones performs.

Age: 22
Location: Manchester
Occupation: Part time Barista/Musician
Song: Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star

Lauren Bannon

Lauren Bannon performs.
Lauren Bannon performs.

Age: 27
Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Occupation: Student
Song: Major Lazer - Lean On

Niall Donnelly

Niall Donnelly perform.
Niall Donnelly perform.

Age: 36 (35 at time of Blind Audition)
Location: Omagh, Northern Ireland
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Song: Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day

Jimmy Balito

Jimmy Balito performs.
Jimmy Balito performs.

Age: 22
Location: Sussex
Occupation: Plant Nursery Supervisor
Song: Tom Odell - Concrete

Jason Nicholson-Porter

Jason Nicholson-Porter perform.
Jason Nicholson-Porter perform.

Age: 33
Location: Bromley, London
Occupation: Musician
Song: Amazing Grace

RYT

RYT perform.
RYT perform.

Duo - Ryan and Tania
Age: Ryan: 30 / Tania: 24
Location: Both live together in Richmond, London. (Ryan originally from Blackburn / Tania originally from Ipswich)
Occupation: Ryan: Music Teacher / Tania: Marketing for an Estate Agents
Song: Nizlopi - JCB song

Donel Mangena

 Donel Mangena performs.
Donel Mangena performs.

Age: 16
Location: Southampton
Occupation: Student
Song: Cold Water - Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber

The Voice UK 2018 starts tonight at 8PM on ITV.

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