The Voice UK 2019's latest 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 of the coaches 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.
Last weekend saw the first half of the knockouts as four acts made it through and eight were sent home. Tonight, the knockouts conclude as four more won their way through to the live shows.
However its not over for those eliminated just yet. This year, one lucky singer or trio will be saved with the introduction of The Voice wild card Lifeline vote, allowing the public to vote to put their favourite into the semi-final.
Following this weekend's second Knockouts show (Saturday 23rd March) a vote is opened 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 second act for the live semi-final...
The Voice UK 2019 recap and results
First up, three of Olly's acts sang before he made his decision. The acts and their songs were:
Georgia Bray - ‘Black and Gold’ by Sam Sparrow
Molly Hocking- ‘Human’ by Christina Perri
Stefan Mahendra -‘God Is A Woman’ by Ariana Grande
Olly Murs chose Molly Hocking to progress to the Semi-Final. She reacted: "I can't believe it. I don't expect it, it's amazing - thank you!"
Next, it was Team Jennifer as three of her acts took to the stage. The acts singing and their tracks were:
Nicole Dennis - ‘Because of You’ by Kelly Clarkson
Remember Monday - ‘Jailbreaker’ - their own original song
Bukky Oronti - ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ by Adele
Jennifer Hudson chose Nicole Dennis to progress to the Semi-Final. She commented: "This means the world to me, thank you!"
The third group of acts to perform tonight were from Team Will. They and their song choices were:
Ilianna - ‘Street Life’ by Randy Crawford
Emmanuel Smith - ‘Made A Way’ by Travis Greene
Christina Ellinas - ‘Pretty Hurts’ by Beyonce
will.i.am chose Emmanuel Smith to progress to the Semi-Final. He reacted: "It feels like a dream, honestly. I can't believe it. I feel ecstatic!"
Last to perform tonight were Team Tom. His acts and their songs were:
Ayanam Udoma - ‘Thunder’ by Imagine Dragons
Bethzienna Williams - ‘River’ by Bishop Briggs
Cedric Neal - ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon & Garfunkel
Tom chose Cedric Neal to progress to the Semi-Final.
Credric reacted: "I feel blessed and overwhelmed. Thank you, Sir Tom, thank you so much. I'm just grateful."
After The Voice UK knockouts, there was the wild card vote.
The life line vote opened for viewers to select a wild card from the eliminated acts to join the eight confirmed semi-finalists.
Lines closed at 11:30PM, Saturday March 23 and the winner will be revealed at the start of the semi-final.
Live shows of The Voice begin next weekend, March 30.