The Voice UK 2018: Holly Ellison and Chris James take part in EPIC battle performance

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Holly Ellison and Chris James sing-off in the first round of The Voice 2018 battles tonight.

Olly Murs, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, and Jennifer Hudson return to TV this evening for the beginning of the battles.

The blind auditions are now over with 40 contestants left in the competition.

Now those successful acts face a brand new challenge.

The battle rounds begin this evening and here's a first look as Chris and Holly sing off on Team Olly.

He's paired the two up with Meatloaf classic I'd Do Anything For Love.

But who will Olly declare the winner and secure their place in the next round? And could the loser get a second chance and be stolen by the other coaches?

Ahead of tonight's show and results from 8:30PM on ITV, you can watch a preview of their battle performance in the clip above.

Other battles this weekend include Lucy Milburn v Simon Davies, Tai v Kade Smith and Mark Asari v Loaded Sista.

In each battle, both acts will share the stage and the song but not the victory.

After each performance, all four coaches will comment and offer up their view on who was the better performer.

But it'll be the pair's mentor alone who has the power to pick one winner and potentially send the other home.

The loser's only chance to stay in the competition comes from the other coaches, with the return of the steal twist.

This allows each coach to take an act through that their rivals reject for their own team.

And just as with the blind auditions earlier this year, if more than one coach wants the same act, it'll be the contestant themselves who decides which team to join.

However the coaches can only pick just one act to steal, meaning they're sure to be super picky with their decision.

By the end of the Battles Rounds, each team will have with just six acts going into the Knockouts, ahead of the live shows later this year.

The Voice UK airs Saturday night at 8:30PM on ITV.

Ahead of the next stage you can review all of the current acts on The Voice UK 2018 here.

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