The Voice UK had it’s battle rounds over the last two weekends and judges Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones and Will.I.Am picked their teams for the new knockout stage before the live shows this year. So who are the ones to watch out for in my opinion and who do I think should be that isn’t. Read on to find out! :-):
The Ones To Watch Out For:
Welsh lad Callum Crowley sang Climax by Usher at his blind audition causing three coaches to turn around. Will, Kylie and Ricky. His fellow Welsh counterpart coach Tom Jones did try to turn around too but was out of time in his attempt. Callum chose to go for Team Will. At the battle rounds he had major competition from the very talented Tom Barnwell as the lads battled it out singing Michael Jackson’s PYT. Will chose to put Callum through to the next stage.
Scottish singer Steven Alexander sang Will Young’s The Game at his first audition and managed to get both Tom and Kylie to turn around. He chose to go on Team Kylie. In the battle round he was paired against Leo Ihenacho, formerly of The Streets. The pair battled it out to Leo Sayer’s Thunder In My Heart. Kylie chose to send Leo through but Tom then used his steal to send Steven through as part of his team.
British singer/songwriter and founding member of The Poozies Sally Barker is part of Tom’s team. The singer, who has an incredibly clear singing voice, wowed Jones at her blind audition with her version of Nina Simone’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood even making her coach cry due to the emotion in her voice. And after she sung Olly Murs’ hit Dear Darlin’ against country singer Talia Smith in the battle rounds poor Tom was off again. He chose to send Sally through.
24-year-old James Byron wowed at the auditions with his strong vocal of Janis Joplin’s Cry Baby. Will turned around and he made it through to the next round as part of Team Will. In the battle rounds he was pitted against fellow powerhouse vocalist Kiki De Ville where the two battled it out to Because The Night. Will chose to send James through.
Christina Marie managed to get three coaches Ricky, Kylie and Tom to turn around at her blind audition due to her wonderful version of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing. She chose to go with the charming Ricky. (Can anyone blame her really?!) and at the battle auditions she made it through in a tough bettle against hugely talented Nathan Amzi to The Power of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Bizzi Dixon auditioned after his brother Shenton. While his older brother didn’t make it through, Bizzi did with his soul version of The Kings Of Leon’s Use Somebody. He managed to get both Kylie and Tom spinning around in their chairs and he chose to go with Team Tom. In the battle rounds he made it through a tough battle with Kenny Thompson singing Hey Jude by The Beatles.
Sophie May Williams
Sophie May Williams impressed Will at the auditions with her jazzy version of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time, her dress sense and the fact they had so much in common. And in her battle against Cherri Prince Williams impressed once again to Love Cats and made it through to the next stage.
Who do you like on The Voice UK this year? Comment below with your thoughts!