The Voice UK 2017 Blind Auditions 2 Live Blog (VIDEO)

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The Voice UK airs tonight at 8:00pm BST (9:00pm CEST, 3:00pm EDT, 12:00pm PDT) on ITV 1.

It’s on! The Voice UK 2017 second night of Blind Auditions air on its new channel ITV 1. Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, and Gavin Rossdale are season 6’s new coaches.

So, here we go…

Capital B – “His Eye on the Sparrow” – Zooey and Ebony met at university and formed a duo. Oh they appear to be a gospel duo. Nice voices, but many bum notes. They need more rehearsal and practice. If these two sing as a duo, they need to meld perfectly. They don’t. Nevertheless Tom and Gavin push their buttons. They tell the coaches this was their first gig. It showed. Will comments on their outfits? Jennifer wants to know why they gravitated to each other. Good question. They don’t really have a good answer. The girls confess they wanted Jennifer to turn. She suggests they choose Tom for his soulfulness. The girls talk it over. They choose Team Tom Jones

After the break, Jennifer’s son David came out and shared her chair for a bit. They played with the big button. When the chair spun, David commented, “It’s really fast!”

Chelsea Baldwin – ‘Vissi D’arte’ – She’s a mom from Liverpool. Her son is only 15 months old. Her husband gushes about what a great mom Chelsea is. “She’s good!” mouths Jennifer. Nobody is turning though. Maybe singing a classical pop song would have helped? Tom and Gavin almost hit their buttons. But no. The prospect of coaching her is probably intimidating. Jennifer’s mad! “I wouldn’t know what to do her,” says Tom. Yep. She needed to sing a more accessible number. – No Turns

Charlie Drew – One Dance – He earned some fame on YouTube and opened for James Arthur and others. He doesn’t sing with an American accent. His vocal tone is a little…chipmunky. He also raps. There’s a lot going on in this song. Maybe too much. Tom and Gavin push their buttons. Charlie explains that he stopped singing to focus on producing and songwriting. Now Will is sorry he didn’t turn. Gavin likes that he sounds English. Tom complements his vocal control. “It’s almost like a yodel!” That’s one way to describe his indiscriminate runs. His family are massive Tom Jones fans so…Charlie chooses Team Tom Jones

Georgie Braggins – Every Time We Say Goodbye – She teaches music to kids. Her grandmother introduced her to jazz and she hopes to carry on the tradition. I don’t think Georgie has got quite the chops for jazz. Shej comes off as an indie singer trying on jazz for size. Gavin and Jennifer hit their buttons at the last minute. “You have an old soul” says Will. Again, he says he wished he turned. Jennifer gushes about her own love for jazz. Tom’s explanation for not turning–he doesn’t thik he can help her. Gavin admits he has no jazz experience. He just wanted to show his appreciation. Jennifer delivers a speech like a politician. “JHud for president!” she says. Heh. Of course Georgie chooses Team Jennifer Hudson

Jamie Miller – Let it Go – He stopped singing because his school pals were all into sports. One of his friends uploaded a performance video to Youtube and it blew up. He sings in a falsetto that moves Gavin to hit his button immediately. Jennifer is next. His voice is a little thin? He needs to work on his pitch too. He’s got potential, but inexperienced at this point. The crowd is going wild. He wasn’t expecting a turn, he says tearfully. He’s looking for someone who believes in him! More tears. Tom regrets that he didn’t turn. Gavin wants to call his team “Picasso.” Um. OK? Will wants to meet the parents of the well-mannered boy. Hugs all around. He’s so earnest. “I got you in both hands,” Jennifer says. Jamie chooses Team Jennifer Hudson

Carter – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith – Dude looks like a biker and he’s wearing a NASA button. He loves singing in a band, but it’s somewhat a crutch. He wants to step outside of the box. Alas, he’s singing the lame Asteroid song. Strategic I guess? Do singing show fans in the UK hate this song the we do in the States? As far as rock singers go, he’s got a decent, gravelly voice. But it’s generic and pitchy. He tosses off a strangled yell and that gets chairs turning. Jennifer, Gavin and Tom all push their buttons. Jhud throws down the “I’ve been on the other side” card and “I personally the songwriter.” Pals with Diane Warren. Tom talks up his experience. Gavin reminds him he’s the only rock singer on the panel. “I think you look incredible,” In his crappy t-shirt and baggy jeans? Gavin huffs “I don’t need Diane Warren to write me a song.” Checkmate, Jhud! He of course chooses Team Gavin Rossdale.

Shannon Kitchen – Roxanne – She busks in and around Bath. She dresses in evening gowns. Well, that’s different. Her mom is her “Momager.” Hm. Yeah, Mom’s a little over-invested. She sings with a pretentious accent and it’s a little off putting. She’s interesting. Maybe a different song and arrangement would have helped? Even after sliding up into a big note, nobody turned. She and her mom cry backstage. Gavin admits that he almost hit his button. Of course, they can’t tell her that because of the “no turns, no comments” gimmick. When the audience boos, Will lectures them. He launches into a “We’re looking for Fyah” bit that goes on way too long. He’s weird. – No Turns

Ben Fernihough – Trouble by Ray Lamontagne – He and his wife have been together for 14 years. He couldn’t quite remember how long. The 40 year old works a blue color steel job. He’s glad he’ll be judged on his voice right off the bat, cause he’s 40 and a little chubby. He’s got a decent rasp, but doesn’t bring anything new to this song. Maybe that’s why nobody turned. The coaches give him a standing ovation…while their chairs are still turned. They all thought he was good though? Weird. Gavin said he didn’t turn because he already has Carter (Ben was actually better, I think) No Turns

Tom breaks out into a rendition of “Great Balls of Fire.” His voice hasn’t diminished a bit! What a great singer.

Michelle John – It’s a Man’s Man’s World – She’s a 43 year old background singer. She considers herself really lucky, but would love to step out front. She also has an 18 year old son. Michelle has a strong soulful voice. Nobody is turning right away. She hits a big raspy note…still nobody turns. She unleashes a string of high notes. But only Will turns at the very last second. They can’t believe she’s 43. Tom says he should have pressed his button. Will says, “You hijacked me!” She’s sung behind Eric Clapton, Will Young, Annie Lennox. Will thinks she needs better control. Yeah…she did oversing. Jennifer rolls her eyes. “People told ME I was too much.” Yeah, they did. SIMON. But she did kinda oversing on Idol. – Team

Cel Spellman interviews the new Team Members

I’ve gotta say–I wasn’t terribly impressed with anyone this week. Jennifer Hudson seems to be the go to coach this season. I can’t wait to see her work with her team. Here she is last week, giving a little coaching demonstration to Diamond, a hopeful, who ultimately chose her.–NF7dE

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