Are you a singer with real talent and an amazing vocal ability? Set to be the BBC’s new entertainment phenomenon of 2012, The Voice UK is after applicants who boast a genuinely fantastic singing voice. Whether you’re a solo artist or duo, The Voice UK is giving you the opportunity to compete to sing in front of four critically acclaimed celebrity recording artists.
If you think you have what it takes to become the nation’s next big recording talent, please apply for the open auditions on our official website – www.bbc.co.uk/thevoiceuk. The site provides more information on the show’s format and its video gives you a flavour of the smash-hit US version of The Voice.
The nationwide open auditions will be held in:
- London. 31st October – 2nd November and 25th – 26th November 2011
- Birmingham. 5th November – 6th November 2011
- Cardiff. 9th November – 10th November 2011
- Glasgow. 14th November – 15th November 2011
- Manchester. 18th November – 19th November 2011
- Belfast. 22nd November 2011
(Please note, the dates above are subject to change)
The Voice UK will be coming to BBC One in Spring 2012. For up-to-date news and updates, you can connect with The Voice UK on Twitter - www.twitter.com/bbcthevoiceuk and Facebook - www.facebook.com/bbcthevoiceuk.
About The Voice UK
The Voice UK is a vocal contest series featuring people with real talent and great voices. Only the very best singers make it through to the televised auditions and get the chance to perform in front of four celebrity coaches. Praised by viewers and critics alike, it’s become one of the most successful new television shows around the world.
The artists will be selected, mentored, and trained by four of the best and most successful singers in the music industry. The coaches only want to work with the most talented artists.
The Blind Auditions
The show's format features three stages of contest: the "Blind Auditions, the "Battles ", and finally, the "Live Shows".
During The Blind Auditions, the decisions from the coaches are based solely on the voices they hear - and nothing else. The coaches hear the artists perform but don't get to see them, and if a coach is impressed by an artist's voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist and their chair rotates so they can see them. If more than one coach turns his/her chair, the power shifts to the artist, who may then choose which coach they most want to work with throughout the contest.
Once the coaches have chosen their teams, the "Battle" is on. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their artists, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success in the music industry. During the "Battles” the coaches will pit two of their own acts against each other to sing a duet in front of a studio audience. Immediately after the vocal face-off, the coach must choose which artist will advance in the contest.
The Live Shows
At the end of the "Battles", only the strongest members of each coach's team remain and proceed to the "Live Shows". In this final phase of the contest, the top artists from each team will compete against each other during live broadcasts. The television audience will vote to save one artist on each team, leaving the coach to decide who to save and who goes home. Each coach will have his/her best artist left to compete in the final. From the final four remaining artists, one will be named "The Voice" - and will win the prize of a lifetime, a recording contract with Universal Music.