The Voice UK

Date: 06.01.2014     Last updated: 25.03.2014 at 13.21
One of the country’s biggest entertainment series - The Voice UK - is back with an all-star line-up, as superstar coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones return to welcome pop royalty Kylie Minogue and multi-Brit Award winner Ricky Wilson to the panel.
  • New Coaches - Kylie Minogue & Ricky Wilson
  • Superstar Coaches - will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones back
  • New Presenters – Emma Willis and Marvin Humes
  • Exciting changes to show format for Series Three

One of the country’s biggest entertainment series - The Voice UK - is back with an all-star line-up, as superstar coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones return to welcome pop royalty Kylie Minogue and multi-Brit Award winner Ricky Wilson to the panel.

Alongside the first-class coaching panel, exciting new presenting duo Emma Willis and Marvin Humes take the helm to bring viewers unmissable Saturday night television with more action from the famous turning chairs, more talent, more tension and more drama than ever before.

With four of the biggest names in music searching for the best vocal talent around, their phenomenal range of experience and success makes them expertly placed to guide the artists through the competition and beyond. Over the next few months, the coaches will mentor, train and nurture their teams until one artist is named The Voice UK. The winner also signs an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music.

New hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes are set to bring the audience closer to the artists, their families and their fans as they follow all the nail-biting action – on and off stage.

Moira Ross, Head Of Entertainment, Wall to Wall, adds: “I’m so excited for audiences to see Kylie on The Voice. She brings amazing warmth and energy to the show and people will see her as they’ve never seen her before, and all with her own brand of pop sparkle dust. With the introduction of the brilliant trio of Ricky, Emma and Marvin too, and the return of will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones we have a star studded line-up for series three. With more blind auditions, tougher battles and knockouts than ever before leading to spectacular and nail biting live shows we can't wait to get started."

The Voice UK is made up of four stages:

  • The Blind Auditions – Once again the four coaches have their backs to the stage, so can only base their decision to hit the button and spin their chair, on what they hear. Every artist must hold their nerve as each coach creates a team of 12 artists - using every trick, every name drop, every bit of their own success to persuade the very best to join their team
  • The Battle Rounds - It’s simply, one song, two acts - one winner. Each coach must pair up their acts to sing against each other in a thrilling vocal showdown to decide who progresses to the next stage. There are just seven places in each team up for grabs and the tensions rise even higher as the coaches can also 'steal' a losing artist, giving someone an all-important second chance in the competition
  • The Knockouts - Each artist must perform their own song choice so the pressure is on them to pick the right one. The coaches then have tough - and emotional - decisions to make as they reduce their teams of seven down to their chosen three artists who will progress to the Live Finals.
  • The Live Finals - The final phase of the contest sees the 12 artists take to the stage to perform on live television for the very first time and face the public vote. Every week, the teams lose one artist and by the final, one artist from each team remains to sing for a chance to be crowned winner of The Voice UK 2014

The Voice format was developed by Talpa Media and is produced for the BBC in close collaboration between Wall to Wall and Talpa Media.  

The series is executive produced by Moira Ross for Wall to Wall and series produced by Clodagh O’ Donoghue and Ed Booth for Wall to Wall.

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