Jessie J Confirmed As A Coach On The Voice UK

4 Oct

Jessie J was confirmed as the first coach for the BBC’s new talent show The Voice UK. The news broke on Chris Moyles BBC 1 radio show this morning.

The American version of The Voice has been a huge hit with music stars Christina Aguilera, Cee-lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton coaching contestants. The US show will be returning for a second season early next year.

The format of the show is very different to talent shows like the X Factor. Coaches pick hopefuls who audition for the show based purely on their voice as they will have their back to them. If they like what they hear, they turn their chair around. Each coach can choose 10 hopefuls for their group, and if more than one coach likes an act, the act gets to choose who they want to be their mentor.

Once the four coaches have their group of 10 acts, there is then a battle round. Each coach must pair up their acts to sing the same song against each other, they then must choose who was the better singer and deserves to go through to the next round.

The final round of the competition is the live shows. Here the remaining contestants sing live to remain in the competition based upon their coaches vote and the viewer votes.

What is so great about the show is that it’s not only the contestants who sing, the coaches often join their own acts to perform. There is nothing better than seeing real stars with great voices passing on their expertise, rather than the likes of Cheryl Cole- stars who don’t have a great voice judging people on theirs.

Jessie J is current, fun and has a great powerful voice, so is sure to be a great coach. I think this was a great move by the BBC as she is sure to bring in young viewers who normally watch shows like The X Factor.

The remaining three coaches are expected to confirmed in the coming weeks. Rumors that rock star Lenny Kravitz and Charlotte Church are in talks to join the show are rife.

Auditions for the UK show commence in London on October 31st, with the show airing on the BBC in spring next year.

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