The Voice UK 2018 contestants: Meet the teams in the battle rounds

The Voice 2018 contestants and teams

Ahead of The Voice UK 2018 battle rounds, here are the contestants in the teams after the all of this year’s blind auditions.


The search for a new vocal superstar continued this weekend as The Voice 2018 returned to ITV for its seventh series.

Global music legends, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs are this year’s coaches and on a quest to uncover the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer, with this year’s winner scooping a life changing record contract with Polydor Records.

As always, the first stage was the blind auditions where the contestants must hold their nerve as they sing to the backs of the coaches.

If any of them like what they hear, they bash their buzzer to spin around and select that artist for their teams of ten.

The Voice UK Jennifer Hudson

If more than one spins then it’s up the act to pick which team to join but if no coaches turn it’s the bus back home.


As with last year, acts who don’t get any judges having to leave the stage immediately without speaking to the panel, who will remain with their backs turned.

From the very first show we’ve seen the coaches using every trick, name drop and boast they could to secure the best acts for their teams.

Here’s how the teams look after the seventh and final weekend of blind auditions..

The Voice UK 2018 teams: Contestants

Team Tom

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Chloe Jones
22-year-old Chloe from Manchester is a part time Barista/Musician. At her blind audition she performed Corinne Bailey Rae’s Just Like A Star.

Jade Williams
32-year-old Jade from Brentford, London is a Part time Music Teacher and Musician. She performed Semisonic’s Secret Smile.

Lucy Milburn
Closing the second round of blind auditions was 20-year-old Lucy Milburn from Sheffield. She belted out Amber Riley’s Colorblind.


Ruti Olajugbagbe
18-year-old student Ruti Olajugbagbe from Essex performed Budapest by George Ezra.

Simon Davies
30-year-old Simon Davies from Birmingham is a Special Needs Teacher. He closed the blind auditions with Sign of The Times by Harry Styles.

Eliza Gutteridge
17-year-old student Eliza Gutteridge from Lake District performed Wild Horses by Birdy at the blind auditions.

Saskia Eng
16-year-old student Saskia Eng from Edinburgh performed London Grammar’s Strong at her audition.

Wayne Ellington
Rounding off tonight’s auditions was Wayne Ellington. A 46-year-old Choir Master from Manchester who performed JP Cooper’s We Were Raised Under Grey Skies.

Courtney O’Neil
21-year-old Courtney O’Neil is a part time sales assistant from Carlisle. She performed Keith Whitley’s When You Say Nothing At All.

Kalon Rae
Kalon Rae is a 30-year-old Musician / Vocal Coach from London (Org. Italy). He performed Yazoo’s Only You at the auditions.


Team Will

Donel Mangena
16-year-old student Donel from Southampton performed Cold Water by Major Lazer and Justin Bieber.

Kade Smith
Kade is a 17-year-old Window Cleaner from Leicester. He performed Otis Redding’s Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay at his blind audition.

18-year-old Tai is Music Student from Stevenage. She performed the Curtis Mayfield cover of Move On Up by Lion Babe Bersion at the auditions.

Mark Asari
29-year-old London Musician Mark Asari performed Walking Away by Craig David at his blind audition.

Loaded Sista
Loaded Sista is a duo made up of 34-year-old Keisha Rodney from London and 30-year-old Salli Flaherty from Sheffield. They performed Black Widow by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora at their audition.

Anna Willison Holt
17-year-old student Anna Willison Holt from Cumbria sang Never Forget You by The Noisettes at the blind auditions.


Paige Young
25-year-old Paige Young from Essex is a Part time Personal Trainer / Musician. Her blind audition song was Camila Cabello’s Crying In The Club.

Rhianna Abrey
Rhianna Abrey is a 20-year-old Insurance Customer Relations worker from Hemel Hampstead. She performed Ella Hnderson’s Ghost at the blind auditions.

Wesu Wallace
36-year-old Wesu is a musician from Barbados. He performed Sam Smith’s I’m Not The Only One at the blind auditions.

Chantelle Nandi
Chantelle Nandi is a 29-year-old PA from London (originally Zimbabwe). She performed Sixpence None The Richer’s Kiss Me at the blind auditions.

Team Jennifer

The Voice UK Jennifer Hudson

Jake Benson
26-year-old carpenter Jake from London performed Julia Michaels’ Issues at his first blind audition.

Belle Voci
Belle Voci are a duo made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair. The pair performed Delibes’ Flower Duet


Jason Nicholson-Porter
33-year-old Jason is a musician from Bromley, London. He sang Amazing Grace at his first audition.

Ant & Ox
Duo are Ant & Ox are two 21-year-olds from London. Ant is a Part Time Estate Agent while Ox is a Retail / Hospitality Waiter. They performed Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 .

Gayatri Nair
16-year-old music student Gayatri Nair from Peckham, London closed the blind auditions this week with Powerful by The Cast of Empire

Ross Anderson
17-year-old Ross Anderson is a student / busker from Glasgow, Scotland. He chose to sing One Direction’s Drag Me Down at the blind auditions.

Jilly Riley
35-year-old Jilly Riley is a musician from Wakefield who performed Free’s All Right Now.

Tesni Jones
32-year-old Tesni Jones is a full Time Mother / Musician from Chatham (originally from Wales). She sang AC DC’s Highway To Hell at the blind auditions.

Scarlett Quigley
Scarlett Quigley is a 20-year-old Waitress from Cheshire who sang Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of The Opera musical.


Harri Oakland
Harri Oakland is a 19-year-old from Bradford. He performed James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go t the auditions.

Team Olly

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Lauren Bannon
27-year-old student Lauren from Weymouth performed Major Lazer’s Lean On at her audition.

Duo RYT are made up of Ryan (30) and Tania (24). Ryan is originally from Blackburn and Tania originally comes from Ipswich but they currently live together in London. Ryan is a music teacher while Tania works for an Estate Agents. They performed Nizlopi’s JCB song

Ivy Paige
37-year-old Burlesque and Cabaret performer Ivy from Kent had all eyes on her as she sang Peggy Lee’s Why Don’t You Do Right.

Jamie Grey
29-year-old musician Jamie Grey from Redcar returned to The Voice UK tonight after getting no turns last year. For his blind audition, the musician sang Andra Day’s Rise Up.

Chris James
28-year-old-year-old Norfolk Audio Book Narrator / Musician Chris James put a twist on Prince Ali from Disney’s Aladdin at his blind audition.


Kirby Frost
18-year-old student Kirby Frost from Swandlincote performed Ciao Adios by Anne Marie at her blind audition.

Holly Ellison
A 24-year-old from Liverpool, make up artist Holly Ellison performed Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato at his blind audition.

Shane McCormack
21-year-old Shane McCormack from Kilkenny, Ireland is a Circus Performer. His audition song was Michael Buble’s Moondance.

Bailey Nelsen
18-year-old Bailey Nelsen from Plymouth performed Shawn Mendes’ There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back at the blind auditions.

Debbie Aramide
Debbie Aramide is a 29-year-old Backing Singer / Musician from London. She performed Amy Winehouse’s Love Is A Losing Game in tonight’s show.

But that’s not the end of the story…

If only it were that simple! After the blind auditions comes the battle rounds where each coach will halve their teams by pitting their artists against one another in a series of music duets which only one act can win.


However, each coach has a ‘steal’, allowing them to pinch an artist let go by one of their rivals for their own teams, so you can be sure the above line ups will chop and change in the near future!

The Voice UK 2018 continues Saturday nights on ITV.

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