Tuesday 23 September 2014, 07:58
We are ridiculously excited to share our exclusive breaking news with you, that the gorgeously talented Rita Ora has been confirmed as our brand new coach for the fourth Series of The Voice UK!
Sitting alongside our other returning coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson, Rita has taken the baton from our Series 3 coach, Kylie Minogue, for her seat in the famous twirling red chair to coach her very own 12 acts.
How lucky are we, to have one of the most sought-after popstars on the planet? In less than two years Rita Ora has shot to international stardom with four number one singles in the UK, a multi-million selling debut album and countless, chart-smashing collaborations. On top of all that, her movie career will kick off in 2015 with a featured role in the highly anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey… Oh, we can’t wait!
Rita will soon join the other coaches as they head to Salford in Manchester for the blind auditions for our next series, which launches in January 2015, and we know that our ‘Radioactive’ pop star is the perfect fit to keep her fellow coaches (and acts) on their toes!
Speaking about her new role as a coach on The Voice, Rita Ora said: "I’m so excited...
Friday 11 April 2014, 12:05
Today Kylie Minogue confirmed on Twitter and Facebook that she won’t be returning to her coaching role for series four of The Voice UK.
Kylie said: “Hi Lovers, thanks to all of you for your incredible support throughout this past season of The Voice UK.
"I’m sad to say that, due to the timing of my European Tour, I won’t be back for season four. I absolutely loved my time on the show, and I’ll miss all of the incredible people who were a part of my experience.”
Moira Ross, Executive Producer at Wall to Wall, said: “Kylie has brought her own very special magic to The Voice UK and we have loved having her on the show. We wish her well for her tour and hope to welcome her back in the future.”
Discussions for series four are ongoing and the line-up will be announced in due course.
Fare ye well Kylie, we have loved having you, good luck with your tour from all your online Voice fans x
Saturday 5 April 2014, 21:01And so we've made it to the LIVE FINAL. And what a journey! But there was no time to get emotional as the show was kicked off in rocking style with the coaches rocking out to the Primal Scream classic rocker ROCKS! Where else in the world would you get to see such diverse artists as Sir Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue and will.i.am performing together? Well, the Voice Obvs!
If you played our game, Guess Who Will Be Singing What in the Live Finals (or GWWBSWITLF for short) in the week, we can now reveal Who Sang What in the Live Finals (or WSWITLF for short). There was not a dry eye in house after the four artists had finished singing, as they all tackled heartfelt tearjerkers.
Christina Marie was up first singing Coldplay's lighters aloft festival favourite... and tearjerker, FIX YOU.
Sally Barker's tearjerker was Joni Mitchell's weepy (and a song featured in Love Actually), FROM BOTH SIDES NOW.
Jermain Jackman didn't swing out on wrecking ball but he did slide into the studio on a pole and sang Miley Cyrus's recent nude video tearjerker WRECKING BALL. Cheryl...
Friday 4 April 2014, 16:41
It was another early morning for Sally, Jermain, Jamie and Christina as the were guests on Nick Grimshaw's breakfast show on Radio 1. Their superstar coaches Sir Tom, Ricky, will.i.am and Kylie were also on hand for support. You can listen again HERE.
Whilst over on Radio 2, Kylie and Ricky chatted with Chris Evans on his morning radio show. Then Ricky and his band, the Kaiser Chiefs, performed acoustic versions of their classic hits RUBY and I PREDICT A RIOT plus their new single COMING HOME. Christina also popped in to say hello at the end of the show.
Also on the Chris Evans show...
Thursday 3 April 2014, 15:56
As the title suggests the four The Voice Finalists were on The One Show last night. We got the lowdown on the backstage antics:
• Christina got a celebrity taxi bike to the studio. Jamie wound her up as she waited for it to arrive, telling her they go really fast and to remember not to lean into the corners! See the pics HERE.
• Sally's train broke down en route. After a bit of panic, she made it to the studios just in the nick of time... and sang wonderfully, seemingly unfazed by the ordeal.
• Jermain spent the entire recording of The One Show tweeting pics and comments - obviously...
Thursday 3 April 2014, 13:30
Today let's play Guess Who Will Be Singing What in the Live Finals (or GWWBSWITLF for short):
Did I mention they're all tearjerkers?!
Also on the LIVE FINALS, the four finalists will be singing their Song of the Series (or SOTS):
Thursday 3 April 2014, 11:31We've compiled a list of our favourite facts about the four finalists for you. Enjoy!
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 17:04
Ricky Wilson made a guest appearance with the Kaiser Chiefs on Blue Peter last week – you may have seen Chris and Christina watching backstage in the Team Ricky VT in the Semi Final show last Saturday. The three of them also did an exclusive online interview backstage with Blue Peter presenter Lindsay Russell, which you can watch HERE. Enjoy!
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 18:27
It's a busy week for the four finalists, their superstar coaches and The Voice team as we gear up for the LIVE FINALS on Saturday. As well as rehearsing, Christina, Sally, Jermain and Jamie will be appearing on various other TV shows throughout week...
On Wednesday they will be singing live on The One Show...
On Thursday they will be up early to appear on BBC Breakfast on BBC1...
On Friday the acts will be up early again (!) and chatting with Nick Grimshaw AND their coaches on Grimmy's breakfast show on Radio 1...
We hope they manage to fit in some early nights!
PLUS Ricky will be with Chris...
Monday 31 March 2014, 18:14
It’s MONDAY and LOUDER ON 2 is back for a rundown of the rollercoaster ride that was the LIVE SEMI-FINALS. We followed Zoe as she readied herself for the big show.
Zoe always starts her day off with a few press-ups.
Zoe’s always too tired after her press-ups to walk to the studio, so has to be carried.
With only minutes to go before LOUDER goes LIVE and Zoe is still tired after her press-ups. A member of the production team is assigned to fan her back to life.
When Zoe is back with us, she will be talking through the events of Saturday night with the coaches PLUS a chat with...