The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. It will be the first series to air on ITV since its move from BBC OneThe sixth series will begin airing in January 2017, with Emma Willis hosting the main show, and Cel Spellman presenting online spinoff show The V Room. will.i.am will return for his sixth series as a coach, Sir Tom Jones will also return to the show after being axed by the BBC, replacing Boy George, and Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale will join as new coaches on the show, replacing Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson.
As the auditions get under way, the singing hopefuls will have to truly command the stage if they want to get those infamous red chairs spinning.
Judges Jennifer Hudson, Gavin Rossdale, will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones, appraises the talents of more would-be pop icons in the blind auditions, judging the contestants vocal ability alone.
The contest heats up as the blind audtitions continue and coaches will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Gavin Rossdale and Sir Tom Jones search for a superstar. There are more twists and turns as the veterans of the music industry pitch against each other to fill their teams with the finest vocal talent. Can the singing hopefuls handle the pressure and produce the performance they need in pursuit of an incredible record deal with Polydor?
It is the fourth round of blind auditions, and the spaces are filling up quickly as coaches will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Gavin Rossdale and Sir Tom Jones add more talent to their teams. As their red chairs turn for the talent, the coaches pitch against each other in order to bag the finest singers, but there could be some surprises in store as the hopefuls have the final say over which team they will join.
The spinning-chair singing content's Blind Audition phase continues into its fifth week, as coaches Will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale hunt for the nation's next singing superstar. As ever, the auditionees are invited to perform on stage, while the all-star panellists sit with their backs to the singer, only turning their chair around to see who they have just been serenaded by if they are suitably impressed by the performer. Naturally, as the contest continues to roll on, remaining spaces on each coach's teams are running short, and competition to claim the left-over spots will be as fierce as ever.
Coaches will.i.am, Jennifer Hudsen, Sir Tom Jones, and Gavin Rossdale preside over the penultimate round of blind Auditions
It is the final week of blind auditions, and the last chance for the contestants to get a place on one of the coaches' teams. Taking their positions in the infamous red chairs are coaches will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale, who will be seeking out the finest vocal talent to complete their line-ups.
The talent contest moves to the battle phase, in which Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson are expected to shape their protégés into their pop icons.
The second night of battle phase, in which the singers have to impress the coaches, to remain in the contest.
It's the first of the live knockout shows on The Voice UK and tonight performing for a place in the quarter-final is Team JHud. Jennifer Hudson's six remaining acts will become three as they sing for her and fellow coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale. The coaches can only watch and give their opinion though as tonight it is down to the public vote and the two acts with the most votes will go through to the quarter-final leaving Jennifer to save one other act.
In the second live knockout show of The Voice UK Sir Tom Jones' Team will be singing for a place in the quarter-final. Sir Tom Jones' six remaining acts will be slashed to three as they sing for him and fellow coaches will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale. Tonight it is down to the public vote and the two acts with the most votes will go through to the quarter-final leaving Sir Tom to save one other act from his team.
It is the third of the live knockout shows, and performing for a place in the quarter-final tonight are will.i.am's team. His six remaining acts will become three as they sing for him and fellow coaches Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale. The coaches can only watch and give their opinion as it is now down to the public to vote for their favourite act, with the two acts receiving the most votes and a third act saved by will.i.am going through to the next stage. Gavin Rossdale also performs live in the studio with his band Bush.
Emma Willis hosts the final night of live knockout rounds, and it is time for Gavin Rossdale's team to sing for a place in the quarter-final. Gavin and the other coaches - Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am - all take their places in the infamous red chairs, but it is now down to the public to decide who stays and who goes home. Only three acts can go through and the two acts with the highest number of public votes get a place, leaving Gavin to save one other act from his team. The three acts that make it through will be one step closer to the chance of winning a recording contract with Polydor Records. will.i.am gives a very special performance live in the studio.
The tension mounts as the singing contest draws ever closer to its conclusion. With the arrival of the quarter-finals, the remaining stars now have the reward of a lucrative recording contract with Polydor Records within sight. However, more live performances await, and coaches Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will need to help whittle down the number of would-be stars to just eight ahead of the next, penultimate round. As ever, Emma Willis is on hand to provide viewers with access to all the backstage drama and on-stage reactions as events unfold.
Emma Willis hosts as the singing competition reaches its semi-final stage, with each of the eight remaining acts hoping to cling onto their place as they are whittled down one final time. As the series nears its climax, the remaining two hopefuls in each team will need to push themselves to the limit as they perform live for public votes. Coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson can offer their opinions, but the voting public will ultimately decide which four acts stay to perform in next weekend's grand final, sending the other four acts crashing out of the competition for good.