Here is a first look picture of BBC Ones’s The Voice due to air in March with celebrity music coaches “The Script” frontman Danny O’Donoghue, Tom Jones, Jessie J and and “Black Eyed Peas” Will.i.am
During the blind auditions the coaches have to base their choices on vocal ability alone, because they will have their backs to the artists throughout the performance. So how you look, what you wear, your age, your size, your personality…none of that counts. In this competition, all that matters is your voice. The auditionees take to the stage and perform their chosen song, while the coaches listen with their backs turned – a blind audition. When a coach likes what they hear, they hit a button which turns their chair to face the artist who lands a place on that coach’s team. But, if more than one chair turns, the power changes and the auditionee gets to choose which superstar coach is right for them. However, if no coach turns, the auditionee is out of the competition. Once the Coaches have each chosen the ten singers for their teams, they will personally train their ten artists, shaping them into future stars. And then the Battle Rounds begin.
With the coaches’ teams now complete, Jessie J, Will I Am , Danny and Tom will create 5 duos from their 10 artists who will go ‘voice to voice’ and ‘face to face’ in battles within their own team. All in front of a huge studio audience. From this point on all that’s standing in front of them going to the live shows is each other. At the end of each performance, their own coach chooses one artist from each duo to take forward to the live shows and one to send home. By the end of the Battle Rounds, the Coaches will be left with 5 singers each to take to the live shows. And one of those remaining 20 singers will be The Voice UK.
Each week the artists perform to a live audience and the phone lines will open for the public to vote. Over the weeks they will fight it out until only one act is left standing. That artist will win the ultimate prize: title of The Voice UK and a recording contract.
Thanks to BBC/Wall To Wall