The Voice UK 2023 finalists and contestants
Meet all the contestants The Voice UK 2023 this year with four finalists now confirmed.
This year, ITV’s The Voice UK is back for its twelfth series, continuing the journey to find the next vocal sensation.
Coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and Anne-Marie have returned to their iconic spinning chairs, ready to discover and nurture the UK’s finest singing talents.
The competition kicked off with the blind auditions, a nerve-wracking stage where contestants performed while the coaches faced away. Those that made it through faced the callbacks, where each coach selected a trio of acts to continue.
In the semi-final, the top three in each team were whittled down to just one to compete in the final.
The Voice UK finalists
The four contestants competing in the final are:
Hope Winter (Team Olly)
Closing the first round of blind auditions on The Voice UK was 23-year-old singer-songwriter Hope Winter who performed Mirror by Madison Ryann Ward. The performer from Hertfordshire, now living in London, won herself a four-chair turn with her voice and chose to join Team Olly.
Jolie Stevens (Team Anne-Marie)
19-year-old Jolie Stevens from Cardiff sang Clearly by Grace VanderWaal at the auditions. Her performance won Jolie a spot on Team Anne-Marie.
Callum Doignie (Team Tom)
28-year-old builder Callum lent his incredible voice to traitor by Olivia Rodrigo in the auditions, winning a spot on Team Tom. “You have a hell of a voice,” Sir Tom declared.
Jen and Liv (Team Will)
Duo Jen and Liv from Newcastle, who met while appearing in a Little Mix tribute band, sang Woman by Doja Cat in their first audition. The pair got spins from all four coaches, with host Emma Willis standing in for Will.i.am.
Recap all the contestants from this year’s show below…
The Voice UK 2023 teams and contestants
27-year-old Jerusha from London was next onto the stage, singing Wish I Didn’t Miss You by Angie Stone. Will, Tom and Olly all turned for the mum with Jerusha choosing to join Team Tom.
Last to perform this evening was 35-year-old Bianca White from London who performed 90s power ballad Chains by Tina Arena. The showstopping performance got all four coaches to turn and fight for Bianca for their teams, with her choosing to join Team Tom.
Anointed Voices For Christ, aka AV4C, a family church choir from Wolverhampto performed All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo to win a place on Team Tom.
32-year-old Fatt Butcher from Birmingham, a professional drag artist, performed This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush and got all four coaches to turn at the auditions. Picking which team to join, Fatt Butcher went with Team Tom.
24-year-old Daisy Gill from Liverpool performed In the Name of Love by Bebe Rexha and Martin Garrix and got spins from all four coaches with Daisy choosing to join Team Tom.
23-year-old Keilah Rebekah from Birmingham performed You Say by Lauren Daigle at her blind audition to get spins from both Olly and Tom. Choosing between the two, Keilah joined Team Tom.
33-year-old singer-songwriter Jazz Morley closed week five’s episode with a performance of Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Jazz chose to join Team Tom after both he and Olly turned for her performance.
24-year-old Brendan Shek won a place on Team Tom after singing All For You by Cian Ducrot in the blind auditions.
18-year-old Adaeze from East London concluded Team Tom after performing Joy Crookes’ When You Were Mine in the last of the auditions.
36-year-old venue manager Laville from London performed Perfect Ruin by Kwabs at his blind audition and got all four coaches to turn with with his incredible voice. After all coaches pitched, it was Will who won Laville for his team.
31-year-old Sese Foster from London was next into the spotlight, singing Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Will and Anne-Marie both turned for Sese, who chose to join Team Will.
Full time touring musician Petebox put his twist on Sweet Dreams. The unique beat-boxing performance won over all four coaches and saw Pete choose to join Team Will.
52-year-old Hayley Chart from Buckinghamshire performed Sinnerman by Nina Simone at her blind audition to secure spins from both Will and Olly. Choosing between the pair, Hayley joined Team Will.
28-year-old singer Katie Coleman from Darlington performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the auditions and won herself a place on Team Will.
34-year-old teacher Matt Green from London rapped his way to a spot on Team Will.i.am.
30-year-old Zaza from London performed Back to Life by Soul II Soul in the blind auditions and instantly won a place on Team Will.
17-year-old Shane Brierley from Devon performed Heal by Tom Odell to win a place in the next round on Team Will.
30-year-old Cleo Stewart from London got all four coaches to turn with her performance of Heaven by Emeli Sandé. After all the coaches pitched, Cleo chose to join Team Will.
Opening this weekend’s first round of blind auditions were girl group Deja Vu who performed Unholy by Kim Petras and Sam Smith. The four-piece are made up of Ellé, Sophie, Tyrece and Diza who met two years ago on social media. Their performance got all four coaches to turn, with ladies choosing ‘girl power’ and joining Team Anne-Marie.
Penultimate to sing tonight was 18-year-old Lil Shakz from South London who rapped for the coaches, securing a spot on Team Anne-Marie. Will was left devastated for not turning when it was revealed Lil Shakz is the older brother of his former Voice Kids act Lil Shan Shan.
25-year-old Chinchilla from London was up next, putting a spin on the classic I Put a Spell on You, securing turns from Will, Anne-Marie and Olly. After the coaches made their pitches, Chinchilla opted to join Team Anne-Marie.
29-year-old Gwannty, originally from Nigeria and now living in Bolton, performed Essence by Wizkid at his audition with Anne-Marie winning Gwannty for her team.
30-year-old head barista Nia Ekanem sang Let It Be by The Beatles winning a spot on Anne-Marie’s team after she hit her button for the Croydon-based singer and MC.
31-year-old NHS worker Ryan Barton performed Just The Two of Us at the blind auditions. He got turns from both Anne-Marie and Olly, choosing to join Team Anne-Marie.
Duo The Skylarks won a place on Team Anne-Marie after singing Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen at the blind auditions.
31-year-old Valntna’s cover of I’m Going Down by Rose Royce securing her a place on Team Anne-Marie.
19-year-old Rachel Burnett from Liverpool concluded Anne-Marie’s team after performing Unintended by Muse in the last of the auditions.
79-year-old Stan Urban from Dundee got everyone going as he played the piano and sang Little Queenie by Chuck Berry at his blind audition. With the coaches dancing in their seats, Olly hit the buzzer to secure Stan for his team of performers in the next stage.
59-year-old Sheridan Coldstream is a vocal and confidence coach, who has gone viral on TikTok. For his blind audition, he performed Listen Before I Go by Billie Eilish to win a spot on Team Olly.
At her audition, 33-year-old mum of two Marta Spizhenko shared her moving story of fleeing Ukraine for Rochdale. Her performance of Not About Angels by Birdy won Marta a place on Team Olly.
Vocal harmony group The Ashatones – made up of Alex, Ashley, Sam and Harry – met at University and have been singing together for ten years. Their performance of About Damn Time by Lizzo won the four-piece a spot on Team Olly.
41-year-old charity shop worker Kelly Hastings from South Wales sang Bird Set Free by Sia. Her audition, accompanied by her six children, won Kelly a place on Team Olly.
22-year-old Jack Desmond from Liverpool performed a cover of iconic piano ballad A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton to win a place on Team Olly.
25-year-old nanny and singer Jess Hayes got all four coaches to turn with her performance of Dark End Of The Street. With her full pick of the panel, Jess chose to join Team Olly.
28-year-old Simon Simms from Glasgow got both Anne-Marie and Olly turning after performing Ed Sheeran’s Bibia Be Ye Ye, choosing to join team Olly.
21-year-old Imisi Peletu from London completed Team Olly, securing her place after singing Moon River at the blind auditions.
The Voice UK continues Saturday nights on ITV1 and ITVX.
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