We have reached week 3 of the Blind Auditions on The Voice UK and it’s getting tougher and tougher each week. But who has the voice to impress the coaches to get them to turn their chairs?
Here is a recap of week 3.
First up was 21 year old Science engineer Colette Selwyn. He sang a song called “This Ole House” (a very unusual song choice). As soon as he started singing all of the judges were up dancing especially Boy George, but none of the judges turned!
Next onto the stage was 52-year-old Charley from Newcastle Upon Tyne. She sang “Rescue Me”. Her voice was powerful and impressed Boy George who was the only coach to turn. Boy George said he would love to hear her sing something different as she has got a great voice.
Tom Milner an actor from Yorkshire was next on the stage and he sang “Wait On Me”. He owned the stage and certainly wasn’t nervous at all. As soon as he started singing Ricky turned and in the end he was the only judge to turn. Ricky said that he sounded commercial and that he has a lot more to give. So Ricky had bagged another member to add to his team.
It was time for 30-year-old Stacey Lee to show off her voice to the judges. She chose to sing “Say Something”. But she didn’t impress the coaches enough as Will.i.am, Boy George, Paloma and Ricky didn’t turn.
So could 17-year-old Cody Lee from Essex impress the coaches enough to make them turn? He already had a coach in mind and that was Ricky as he chose to sing one of his songs “Ruby” and by playing the keyboard. But unfortunately no coach turned. They said he was good, but not good enough.
38-year-old Billy Black was up next and he was rocking the waistcoat. He sang “Bad Case Of Loving You”. The audience loved him but none of the coaches turned.
Up next was 18-year-old Lauren Lapsley-Browne from Dublin. She sang the song “Aint Nobody”. It was a very positive performance that showed off her voice very well. Will.i.am and Paloma both turned around and it was down to Lauren to decide what coach to go with. Will said she was “very dynamic” and that he saw potential in her. Paloma said her performance was “very charming” and that she had a good song choice. Boy George said she started off a bit shaky but got better towards the end. After some deliberating, she opted to go with Will.i.am.
Another young singer was next on the stage. It was 17-year-old Olivia Kate Davies from Jarrod. She sang “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” by Jess Glynne. She started off very well but her nerves did show in her performance and therefore no judges turned for her.
Next up was Essex boy Efe Udugba a 31-year-old father of two. He opted to sing “Jealous”. He connected with the audience straight away and really impressed Ricky and he was the only coach to turn. Ricky said that he was right up his street and that’s why he turned. Congratulations to Efe!
27-year-old Brooke Waddle was next and she sang “I’ve Got The Music In Me”. She has been singing in clubs for the past 2 years and that seemed to show in her voice and that’s why no coach turned. Boy George said she was “great” and Ricky couldn’t fault her performance. Paloma said she had a great voice and she was a “great entertainer”.
Deano was next to impress the nation with his version of “You do something to me”. He started off nervously but half way in the song he got rid of them nerves and his voice was amazing. Paloma and Ricky both turned. Paloma said: “Thank you for singing so beautifully.” She also said that he had a beautiful voice and did a brilliant job. So who was he going to choose as his coach? After a tense wait he opted to go with Paloma Faith!
So the final blind audition of the evening was 42-year-old Irene Rhodes from the Philippines. She sang ‘Hero’ (Wind Beneath My Wings). She gave an emotional performance which made Will and Ricky turn. Ricky said her performance was “Simply Wonderful,” while Paloma said that she did something amazing that they haven’t seen on the show. Will said that she had an “amazing voice”. But when more than one coach turns it’s a difficult decision to make as to who to choose. In the end she opted to go with Team Will.i.am!
So another week of intense blind auditions is over and each coach has managed to add members to their teams. The Voice UK returns next Saturday for more Blind Auditions on BBC One.