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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.
Tonight, The Voice UK 2018 heads into week 2 of the Blind Auditions on iITV 1! Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, will.i.am return to the coaches panel. Joining them is newbie the X Factor UK’s Olly Murs. With host Emma Willis.
So, here we go…
Kade Smith – 16 – Leicester – “Sitting by the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding – He’s a window cleaner. It’s a family tradition. But he’s always wanted to be a singer. Hm. I think it’s back to window washing for this young man. His singing is super pitchy. But then he begins rapping and that gets the coaches attention. Olly and Jennifer hit their buttons. Eh. The rapping didn’t really improve the performance. The singing in particular. OOF. Oh my gosh. Will and Tom hit their buttons too. A four chair turn? WHAT? Nope. Will appreciated that he flipped it up. Olly tells Kade “you’re a little star.” Kade explains that he’s constantly writing lyrics. 4 turns Kade Picks Will. Will pitched himself as a producer. That did it.
Belle Voci – 25 & 26 – Flower Duet – They met at work. Music brought them together. Oh, they’re opera singers. Last season there were a couple of Opera peeps. The coaches were intimidated and didn’t turn. These girls are good. But what kind of music would they sing in competition? Tom almost pushes his button. Then Jennifer does it. She pushes. Welp. “This is what a show called The Voice is supposed to be like,” says Jennifer. Tom claims he would have hit his button if Jennifer had not. –
Jennifer Turns for Bellovaci
Ivy Paige – 30s – Maidstone – She wouldn’t divulge her exact age. She works as a cabaret singer. People compare her to Jessica Rabbit. She does have the curves and the bright red hair. She sings in a sexy voice. Too much affectation, not enough talent. Still, Olly hits his button. He’s in love, apparently. Sexual innuendo ensues as Ivy saunters over to sit next to Olly in his chair. “I feel like your body reached over and pushed that button for me,” he says. The look on JHud’s face. HA. Olly chooses Ivy
Jade Williams – 32 – Secret Smile – She’s a music teacher, grew up in South Wales. She ended up with her grandmother, because the piano was there. She’s been studying music all her life. She started in Opera but her heart led her to rock. Her brother died, and it was devastating. At that point she realized life was short. She decided to go for it. Nobody is turning! The performance is a little boring. I expected an Opera singer to have a stronger voice. FINALLY at the last moment, Tom turns. He heard her Welsh lilt. Olly admits he was close to turning. Will thinks her voice is unique. Why didn’t he turn for her then? His story about knowing she was Welsh and belonged with Tom…hm. – Tom turns for Jade
So…Olly describes his start in music without ever uttering the phrase “X Factor UK.”
Jacob Simpson – Over by Kings of Leon – His dad is a vicar. I am son of a preacher man, Jacob jokes. He had a record deal with a singing group at one point. His voice is really…odd. Deep. He’d be better served fronting a rock group, with a harder sound. Nobody hit their button. Olly looks regretful. “Did we make a mistake?” Tom asks the audience. “I’m sorry!” shouts Olly. Because, of that weird twist, the singer walks off the stage without speaking with the panel. – No Turns
Jamie Grey – 29 – Rise Up by Andra Day – He’s a reject from last year. He’s back for another chance. Backstage, Emily says she’s surprised he returned. Indeed, Jamie was so disheartened, he almost gave up music. He has an unusual tone. The song meanders a little, but some of the phrasing is really nice. Tom and Olly hit their buttons. Well, good for him. They don’t seem to remember him. Will is happy that he came back. Olly says he would have hit his button last year. “I’ve been in your shoes,” he confesses, alluding to his singing show past. – Jamie chooses Olly
Benn Helm – 42 – Always on the Run by Lenny Kravitz – He looks much younger than 42! He’s worked in a grocery store for the past 18 years. He has a solid, powerful rock voice. A little generic, though, which is maybe why nobody hit their buttons. Tom and Olly thought it was good. “But I needed a bit more,” Olly says – No Turns
The audience asks, and Tom sings “A Whole Lotta Shakin.” He can still wiggle those hips. His voice is in great shape, still.
Lucy Milburn – 20 – Colorblind by Amber Riley – She lives with her parents–her dad is her biggest booster. So far, she’s only performed for small audiences. Solid vocals from Lucy. But still, I haven’t heard anything in this episode that has really wowed me. Will and Tom hit their buttons right away. And then finally, Olly and Jennifer. Her entire family is crying. Jennifer calls her “captivating.” Tom says, “If you don’t come with me, I’m leaving right now. You touched me.” Will says he doesn’t know how to compete with that pitch. In other words, he’s not that into her. Lucy wants to know if they keep chocolate in the cupboard or fridge. So, she’s got personality. Lucy Chooses Tom – The audience was chanting for Tom. I wonder if a producer assist was involved…