The Voice UK is back… for it last series on the BBC before it’s move to rival ITV.
The singing competition is returning for its fifth year on the BBC with a press release stating they’ll be “more talent, more tension and more drama than ever before.”
Coaches will.i.am and Ricky Wilson return the series as well as newbies legendary pop icon Boy George and multi-platinum selling singer Paloma Faith. Presenting duo Emma Willis and Marvin Humes also return to helm the Saturday night entertainment show.
The contest, as always will kick off with the blind auditions, where the coaches begin the process of building their 12-strong teams by sitting with their backs to the auditionees and turning their chairs if they are impressed with what they hear.
If more than one coach turns, the hopeful has the chance to choose whose team they join – and the fireworks begin as the coaches pitch to get the best talent on to their teams.
The BBC have already teased some of the auditions too, with a punk fan whose twist of a pop classic melts the hearts of the coaches, a blast from the past with entertainer Bernie Clifton of Oswald the Ostrich fame, and plenty of piscine puns from a fishmonger with a unique voice.
The coaches kick off the new series with a performance of You’ve Got The Whole Lotta Love before they take to the chairs for the first of seven blind audition shows.
The Voice UK returns Saturday 9 January on BBC One.