The Voice UK: Vince Freeman says Bo Bruce battle will be brutal!

Vince Freeman (The Voice UK)

Vince Freeman has said he's excited to face Bo Bruce on The Voice UK battle rounds this weekend, but warned viewers it would be brutal!

The BBC One reality series continues on Saturday and Sunday night, as the coaches pitch their artists against one another.

It's all with the aim of choosing five to take through to the live shows, and five to leave behind.

Team Danny has set Vince against one of the show's favourites [tag]Bo Bruce[/tag], but the veteran performer isn't nervous.

He explains: "I'll be pitted against Bo Bruce – and you have to sing the same song at the same time as your partner.

"Some see it as a battle, which it is really, but Danny wants us to think of it as if we're singing a duet. It sounds like it's going to be pretty brutal, but like the last round, with the swivelling seats, I think it's going to make for really compelling TV."

Whatever the outcome, Vince insists he's not going to be disappointed, and would recommend the show to other budding performers.

In a bid of Sir Tom Jones-style name dropping, Vince revealed: "I've shared stages with Eric Clapton, Jocelyn Brown, James Morrison, Ed Sheeran, but nothing comes close to the exposure you get when performing on national TV to an audience of around 11 million."

"Whatever happens, my ambition with this competition has always been to step up on the next rung of the music ladder, to become a more established act, to earn my living playing my own material in music venues, rather than having to supplement it by playing covers in bars."

He added: "As a dyed-in-the-wool singer/songwriter I would usually have avoided this sort of competition like the plague. But I would recommend it to anyone. They don't herd you like cattle or treat you like a child; they respect you as a proper artist and give you lots of artistic freedom."

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