The blind auditions of The Voice UK where completed last weekend. On Saturday April 21 the competition proper will begin. Each of the four judges currently has ten acts but these are to be whittled down to five each. Presumably in spite of the high drama and histrionics each judge will have an idea who will be their top performers.In order to hype up the show programmers have scheduled the Voice for two weekend shows. These will be aired on Saturday at 7.00pm and Sunday at 7.30pm
Britain's Got Talent has lost the weekend TV ratings war and looks set to be rescheduled. This is good news for The Voice UK and the BBC.
The Battle weekend will showcase the performers in the ring pitting their talents against each other. The judges will need to make their selections carefully. No matter how good each performer is though the 40 acts which will begin the first show on Saturday will be reduced to 20.
The way it will work is that each judge will divide their ten acts into five pairs. They will receive some intense coaching before they have to perform. Each pair will compete against each other. They will perform the same song, at the same time. It will be up to the judge, come mentor to choose who wins in each pairing.
The pairings secret is out and the details are:
Heshima Thompson vs. Tyler James
Joelle Moses vs. Jenny Jones
Frances Wood vs. Kate Read
J Marie Cooper vs. Sophie Griffin
Jay Norton vs. Jaz Ellington
Team Jessie J
Jessica Hammond vs. Vince Kidd
David Faulkner vs. Cassius Henry
Toni Warne vs. Kirsten Joy
Ben Kelly vs. Ruth Ann St Luce
Indie and Pixie vs. Becky Hill
Team Tom Jones
Adam Isaac vs. Denise Morgan
Matt and Sueleen Fletcher vs. Lindsay Butler
Deniece Pearson vs. Ruth Brown
Barbara Bryceland vs. Leanne Mitchell
Aundrea Nyle vs. Sam Buttery
Team Danny O’Donoghue
Bill Downs vs. Max Milner
David Julien vs. John James Newman
Aleks Josh vs. Emmy J Mac
Hannah Berney vs. Murray Hockridge
Bo Bruce vs. Vince Freeman
The blind auditions of The Voice UK continued April 7, 2012. Aired at 7pm on BBC the show ran for 80 minutes making sure that it over ran Britain's Got Talent on ITV.The first two acts that auditioned went to will.i.am. Both had more than one judge to choose. First up was Joelle Moses who got a standing ovation from the judges and had her pick of the crop. As the competition moves on the judges are being more selective. All want a fair selection of girls and boys with talents that compliment their own style. This means that they are becoming increasingly picky.
Good singers such as act number three found no takers. Act four was quickly snatched by Tom Jones after having the choice of Danny too. Cassius Henry who followed is a former pop success. For various reasons he is looking at starting again. So how did he do?
Well after much posturing, and teasing the audience, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue pressed the "I Want You" button. So on it went. Some great and some good performances. Not fair to say any were not so good. The acts included backing singers, cheerleaders, a very short guy, younger and older performers. The short guy, Chris, sang Cee Lo Green's Forget Her but for whatever reason none of the judges selected him. Pity.
Rock wannabee Nathan James was an unusual The Voice performer. Having decided there was no money for him in a rock band he tried his hand at a solo performance. Living on a Prayer wowed the audience but not the judges.
Friend of Amy Winehouse Tyler James went for Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, but with a reggae feel to it. Almost at the death will.i.am pressed the "I Want You" button. Last up was Lady Catherine Brudenell-Bruce, more popularly known as Bo Bruce, who was a great performer and went to Danny O'Donoghue.
Next week the last of the blind auditions will be aired but of course the amount of places left will be limited. Catch you then.
Tags: The Voice UK, blind auditions, will.i.am, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue