The prize for the winner of The Voice UK Kids has been revealed.
The first ever champion of the new spin-off series will get £30,000 towards their musical education plus a family holiday to Disneyland Paris.
Will.i.am has promised laughter and tears from the series but he warned: “Just because they’re kids doesn’t mean it’s little league, this is big time.”
Presented by Emma Willis just like the adult version, The Voice Kids is open to talented young soloists between the ages of seven and 14.
The first stage is, as always on The Voice, the blind auditions.
The youngsters perform to a live band headed by music director David Tench, singing to the backs of the coaches: Will, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones.
If the coaches like what they hear, they can spin around to select a contestant for their team of 12 singers. If more than one coach turns, it’s up to the act to pick which team to join.
Unlike in the adult show, if the coaches don’t press their buzzer their chairs will still turn so they can give feedback and encouragement.
Those that make it onto a team then head into the battles which on The Voice Kids will see three acts competing for a place in the semi-finals, with no steals for the coaches to use.
The battles will leave four acts on the teams who will then go forward to the semi-final stages.
The coaches then face some tough decisions to pick who to put through to the grand live final where the public will pick the winner.
The Voice UK Kids begins on ITV this Saturday night, June 10.