The Voice UK preview: Chris James puts a twist on an Aladdin classic

Chris James is one of this weekend’s contestants on The Voice UK 2018.


The auditions of The Voice UK continue this Saturday night on ITV., Jennifer Hudson and Sir Tom Jones return as coaches for this year’s brand new series alongside newbie Olly Murs.

The fabulous four piece are on a quest to uncover the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer. Once again, this year’s winner will scoop a life changing record contract with Polydor Records.

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

This week one of the acts we meet is Chris James, a 28-year-old audio book narrator from Norfolk.

Hoping to get the coaches turning, Chris sings Prince Ali from the movie Aladdin.


As always, the coaches will decide whether or not to hit their buzzers based only on what they hear as they sit with their backs to the stage.

Whether or not Chris can get any of the coaches to turn around will be revealed in Saturday night’s show.

After the first two weeks of auditions, Team Olly has four acts on his team while Team Jennifer and Team Tom have three apiece.

Team is currently lagging behind with only two singers so far, as the Black Eyed Peas singer once again proves extra picky.

Alongside Chris James, other acts singing for the coaches this weekend include Mark Asari, a 29-year-old musician from London who sings Walking Away by Craig David.


We also meet duo Ant & Ox, both 21, from London. Ant is a part-time estate agent and Ox is a waiter but they share a passion for singing, performing Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 at the blind auditions.

The Voice UK continues on Saturday evening from 8PM on ITV.

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