The Voice UK: The Judges and Coaches Voices
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“THE VOICE! UK” is a new breed of TV show that takes the singing contest to the next level. Unlike Simon Cowell’s signature programme Britain Got Talent, The X-Factor and American Idol, this show is all about the voice. What sets this show apart from other is that first of all, only those who have serious singing talent and ability were summoned to audition. None of those deaf-toned who-think-they-can sing singers were invited to audition. Contestants from different backgrounds, from amateur to professional, to wannabe and comeback superstars were amongst those who were invited for the first round.
Import from the Voice US, the beauty of this show is its format. Starting with the” blind auditions”, there are four panels of coaches finding their 10 contestant to join their team. During the first round, the contestants must impress the judges’ ears in performing their piece to get their attention. The judges’ criterion is mainly focus on the quality and brilliance of the contestants’ voice, rather than their appearance on stage. To set the drama, the coaches’ backs were turned against the contestant so that their decision to represent and work with the contender is solely based on their voice alone. Unlike other talent shows, the beauty of the first audition is that it can be a two way street. If two or more coaches face the singer, the power is swift into the hand of the contestant. The four mentors have to win the contestant by telling her what they can do for her, but often it ended up with name-dropping of who they know and who they have worked with instead just to win the candidate. On the other hand, the contestant can then choose who she wants to work and be mentored with. After this round, the mentors will then have to prepare each one of the entrants for the next round of the audition.
On the second round, the 40 will be trimmed down to 20. In the “Battle Round”, each coach have to pair their members of their team together to sing the same song. Pitting two of their own acts in a head-to-head showdown, they then have to face a very though decision who they should send off and who should go through to the live shows. From there on, the Top 20 The Voice UK hopefuls from each team will then get the boot out of the show.
This brand new talent show has four judges who, like X-Factor, will also act as the mentors to the contestants. Each judge will train his/her protégé to win the public votes and to survive through a series of live performances. Billed to be a hit show, The Voice UK has four judges that are very credible artists in their own rights and has made a name in the music industry. Led by Sir Tom Jones, Jessi J, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue, it will be an exciting contest to be watched.
Sir Tom Jones
As the lead judge, Sir Tom Jones is the elder statesman amongst the panel. Singing since the mid 60s, the 71-year-old singer is one of the living legends in the music world. Having sung a spectrum of popular music, from pop, rock, country music to R&B to gospel songs, this Welsh national icon has sold 100 over 100 million records in his lifetime. Being the oldest, he has worked with the likes of Elvis, Aretha Franklin, from old to new artists. Sir Jones has received numerous awards and he has a strong appeal to a wide audience across the globe. Although he has the maturity and experienced to guide his talents in their journey to the final, Tom Jones is the least favourite coach, at odds 5/1, to win The Voice UK 2012.
Next on the spot light is a very successful multi talented American artist Will.i.am. The founder of the popular hip-hop/pop group “Black Eyed Peas”, has worked and collaborated with different artists from now and then, including Michael Jackson, User, Rhianna and many more. Winning several prestigious awards, including 7 fron the Grammy, he is not only a hip-hop, rapper, singer, actor, producer but also a song writer. A truly well rounded artist, the American came from a humble background. Climbing up to where he is, the 37-year-old knows what it takes to be on the top of the game and knows how the music industry works. Will.i.am Is the bookmakers favourite coach to win the 2012 UK version of the Voice at odds 7/4.
Although the youngest coach of all the four, Jessie J is has the most recent hits. This 23-year-old Londoner is a very talented singer and composer. With her “Price Tag” song, she rocked the airwaves around the world. She might be the youngest but she is well updated. She is energetic, engaging, passionate in what she does and most of all, she appeals to the current generation. She has the fresh insight of what is the current trend amongst the viewers that she will bring a fresh of breath air into the songs of her talents. Jessie J is at odds 9/4 to win as the coach for the UK’s The Voice.
The least famous of them all is The Script’s frontman Danny O’Donoghue. An Irish rock superstar, the 31-year-old is not only talented singer, song-writer but also a producer. Cheekily charming, Danny is an exceptional artist with the vocal flexibility and technical range. He might not been as famous as the other three but Danny has already brought in his charm and fierce competitive spirit to the table. Danny O’Donoghue is at odds 9/4 for his talent to win The Voice UK.
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We had Voice of Romania and we got some good voices there. It is well known that Romania offers a lot of hits in the industry so you will hear also voices discovered there - very soon!