The Voice UK 2018 blind auditions have got underway – here’s how the teams currently look.
The search for a new vocal superstar continued this weekend as The Voice 2018 returned to ITV for its seventh series.
Global music legends will.i.am, 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 is 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.
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 fourth weekend of blind auditions..
The Voice UK 2018 teams: Contestants
Chloe Jones22-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 Williams32-year-old Jade from Brentford, London is a Part time Music Teacher and Musician. She performed Semisonic’s Secret Smile.
Lucy MilburnClosing the second round of blind auditions was 20-year-old Lucy Milburn from Sheffield. She belted out Amber Riley’s Colorblind.
Ruti Olajugbagbe18-year-old student Ruti Olajugbagbe from Essex performed Budapest by George Ezra.
Simon Davies30-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 Gutteridge17-year-old student Eliza Gutteridge from Lake District performed Wild Horses by Birdy at the blind auditions.
Donel Mangena16-year-old student Donel from Southampton performed Cold Water by Major Lazer and Justin Bieber.
Kade SmithKade 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.
Tai18-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 Asari29-year-old London Musician Mark Asari performed Walking Away by Craig David at his blind audition.
Loaded SistaLoaded 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 Holt17-year-old student Anna Willison Holt from Cumbria sang Never Forget You by The Noisettes at the blind auditions.
Jake Benson26-year-old carpenter Jake from London performed Julia Michaels’ Issues at his first blind audition.
Belle VociBelle 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-Porter33-year-old Jason is a musician from Bromley, London. He sang Amazing Grace at his first audition.
Ant & OxDuo 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 Nair16-year-old music student Gayatri Nair from Peckham, London closed the blind auditions this week with Powerful by The Cast of Empire
Lauren Bannon27-year-old student Lauren from Weymouth performed Major Lazer’s Lean On at her audition.
RYTDuo 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 Paige37-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 Grey29-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 James28-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 Frost18-year-old student Kirby Frost from Swandlincote performed Ciao Adios by Anne Marie at her blind audition.
Holly EllisonA 24-year-old from Liverpool, make up artist Holly Ellison performed Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato at his blind audition.
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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