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The Voice goes live!

Thursday 26 April 2012, 17:43

Francesca Tortora Francesca Tortora

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After the excitement of the battles rounds last weekend on The Voice, this Saturday sees the first live show on BBC One with Team Tom and Team Will facing the public vote.

As a charity that supports and develops talent across the performing arts - from music to dance to theatre, from grassroots community groups to the next generation of talent (check out some of our past winners) - we are delighted that the phone vote will be raising money for the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

The Voice judges sit in their red chairs.

As you may know, this year we will be concentrating our funding on music. Our first round of grants will be opening next month and will be aimed at community music makers. If you sing in a choir, play an instrument with a local brass band or make music within your community, then the group you make music with could be eligible to apply.

We're beavering away finalising all the details and making sure that the website is bang up to date for you, but in the meantime you can keep in the loop about all things PAF by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, or signing up the newsletter. Or all three of course!

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    Comment number 1.

    If this is a "live" show and we are led to believe that the voting has been going on since last night, tell me why (stars being what they are) are the coaches wearing the same clothes as last night? it just does not make sense that being celebrities they do have a tendency to change clothes at the "drop of the hat" it just does not seem to be something they would do.
    Is it live? or are we in the middle of another telephone hijack?

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    Comment number 2.

    The Sunday results shows are recorded 'as live' after the phone lines have closed on Saturday night. This is standard practice for a BBC entertainment show and ensures the best use of licence fee payers' money to make the best entertainment programming possible.

    The way the live shows and the results shows are recorded and transmitted is briefly explained on The Voice website on the "about" section.


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