The Voice UK 2019's first contestants in the live shows have been confirmed after tonight's knockouts.
Years & Years’ lead singer Olly Alexander, Anne-Marie, James Arthur and Nicole Scherzinger all joined Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am respectively as their guest mentors for The Knockouts.
In the knockouts, each superstar coach will select two of their acts to go through to the live semi-final which means 16 acts will be knocked out of the competition.
However, one lucky singer or trio can now be saved with the introduction of the Lifeline vote, allowing the public to vote to put their favourite into the semi-final.
Following the second Knockouts show (Saturday 23rd March) the vote will open via the official app for the public to have their say on which of the 16 performers set to leave the contest to offer The Lifeline to.
Here's a full recap of all the results from this weekend as the coaches each chose their first act for the live semi-final...
The Voice UK 2019 recap and results
First up, three of Sir Tom's acts sang before he made his decision. The acts and their songs were:
Deana Walmsley - ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ by ZAYN ft. Sia
Roger Samuels - ‘Grace’ by Lewis Capaldi
Equip to Overcome - ‘When Love Takes Over’ by David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland
Sir Tom Jones chose Deana Walmsley to progress to the Semi-Final. She reacted: "I'm absolutely over the moon, I'm buzzing. Thank you so much, Tom."
Next, it was Team Jennifer as three of her acts took to the stage. The acts singing and their tracks were:
Connie Lamb - ‘2002’ by Anne-Marie
Moya - ‘Woman’ by Neneh Cherry
Sarah Tucker - ‘The Edge of Glory’ by Lady Gaga
Jennifer Hudson chose Moya to progress to the Semi-Final. She commented: "Thank you so much. I won't let you down. I'm going to work so hard. Jennifer has been the best mentor and I'm so excited to through with her."
The third group of acts to perform tonight were from Team Will. They and their song choices were:
NXTGEN - ‘Runnin’ by Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin
Callum Butterworth - ‘Mirrors’ by Justin Timberlake
Gabriel Dryss - ‘Just Got Paid’ by Sigala, Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor and French Montana
will.i.am chooses NXTGEN to go through to the Semi-Final. The boys reacted: "This is a dream come true. We can't wait to show what else we can do."
Last to perform tonight were Team Olly. His acts and their songs were:
Eva Campbell - ‘Unstoppable’ by Sia
Harrisen Larner-Main - ‘You Get What You Give’ by New Radicals
Jimmy Balito - ‘High & Dry’ by Radiohead
Olly Murs picked Jimmy Balito to make the Semi-Final. He reacted: "Thank you so much, it's an honour."
The Voice UK 2019 knockout rounds continue next Saturday night on ITV where the next four semi-finalists will be confirmed.
The life line vote will then open for viewers to select a wild card to join the eight confirmed semi-finalists.
Live shows of The Voice will then begin the weekend after, March 30.