The Voice UK: Just five people turn up to try out for early audition

The Voice UK

Just five people turned up to try out for The Voice UK at one of the early auditions this week.

Scouts for the show have been touring the country looking for talent, ahead of the second series next year.

But The Sun reports that just five people turned up to one open audition in Birmingham on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the BBC insisted that the audition wasn't "official", and also revealed that this year has already seen more applications than last year's first series.

“Saturday’s event was an open mic night organised by a local businessman," they told the newspaper. “Our official auditions will run nationwide in August and September and we’ve had a huge, fantastic response.

"More than 25,000 people have already applied — a figure that is higher than last year.”

Applications for the new series are open for just another week, before the auditions later this year.

Those who get through will face (the backs of) the coaches in the new year.

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