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The Voice UK airs tonight at 8:15pm BST (9:15pm CEST, 3:15pm EDT, 12:15pm PDT) on ITV 1.
Tonight, The Voice UK 2018 heads into week 6 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.
Michael Harrison – 30 – Last Request by Paolo Nutini – He started singing at around 15 and works in mental health. Michael became close to his mum after his dad died when he was age 8. He goes to Bingo with her! He has a raspy soulful voice. He’s good. Nice phrasing. But nobody turned. Aw. The look on his face was tragic. – No Turns
Bailey Nelsen – 18 – There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes – He lives with his dad and step mom. He’s a self-taught musician. He’s learned mostly on youtube. There are pitch problems right off the bat. The chorus is better? Olly looks torn. Ohhh. That pitch. Yikes. He seems nervous–so tentative. The other coaches are begging Olly to turn, and he finally does at the last minute. Eh. This kid is seriously undercooked. Olly felt he sang the song too much like Mendes, but in the end felt he was coachable. – Team Olly turns for Bailey
Wesu Wallace – 36 – I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith – His sister encouraged him to sing. For the last decade, he’s been playing in a band in Barbados. Now he wants to kick his career up a notch. He has a really nice tone, with a unique falsetto. He’s still rough around the edges, though. The coaches are hesitating big time. Will hits his button at the last minute. He just flew to the UK. He has no friends or family with him! Will says “I could not, not turn for you…you’re an awesome singer.” Wesu breaks out into a island flavored beat box to celebrate. Will raps along. Team Will Turns for Wesu
Will goes missing on a pee break. TMI!
Courtney O’Neil – 21 – When You Say Nothing at All by Keith Whitley – She works at a men’s clothing store. A big country fan, she loves Dolly, Tammy and Blake Shelton. Guess she had to throw in that The Voice US reference. She’s got a squeaky little Minnie Mouse voice. And she goes from a thick English accent to a country lilt. It’s sort of weird! She’s too warbly for my tastes. Her timing is a bit off too. Tom hits his button. He’s the closest out of all of them to country. So it’s logical. Will noted inconsistencies in her voice. That’s why he didn’t turn. Tom says he was drawn to her honesty. Team Tom turns for Courtney
Tom sings a little snip of his massive 60s hit, “It’s Not Unusual.” Awesome song. He throws in a few pelvis thrusts for good measure.
Keilah Miller – 21 – What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes – She’s a student with great big dreams. Music has allowed her to express herself. She hopes to have legend Tom Jones as a coach. Jennifer says, “she’s got a dope sound.” She does have a really interesting tone. But vocally, she needs work. She had some really weird moments where she sounded affected rather than authentic, which the song requires to work. Despite JHud’s enthusiasm, nobody turns. – No Turns
Jilly Riley – 35 – All Right Now by Free – She’s a born again hippie type who makes her own instruments. She works with the kids at her local primary school. She performs an interesting, acousticy version of the song. She’ sings like a pro with her own style. Jennifer hits her button at the last minute. Good thing. She deserved a turn. Tom liked her–if he had more room on his team, he’d have pushed his button. Jhud notices that she performed without shoes! – Team Jennifer Turns for Jilly
Olly’s mum comes by to drop a smooch on her son. I wonder if he’s still warring with his twin brother? Sad.
Jodie Knight – 18 – Iris by Goo Goo Dolls – She lives at home with her parents in Glasgow. She entered a school talent compeition at 11. Her parents had no idea she could sing. Now, she busks. The performance is the Goo Goo Dolls by way of Ed Sheeran. It’s an interesting arrangement. But Jodie is obviously very nervous, which pulls her off pitch at times. She’s got a pretty voice, though. Aw. No turns. Better luck next time. She was really nervous. – No Turns
Jess Herring – 20 – You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman) by Carole King – Her dad is a big influence on her–he was a rock singer in his youth. She’s got a very VERY nice tone. She does the Carole King version, but manages to put her own twist on it. She’s got great phrasing and a little growl. She hits a great big note. And still nobody turns. C’mon! OK. THAT WAS CRIMINAL. Nobody turned. – No Turns
Tesni Jones – 32 – Highway To Hell by AC/DC – She’s a “full time mummy and a part time singer.” At 25, she sang on a cruise line, where she met her partner. They have a 3 year old son. She’s got a strong rock n roll voice. But she sounds like she spent a day or two too long on a cruise ship. She’s just this side of loungy. She’s got the rock growl down. Both Jennifer and Tom hit their buttons. It’s the only multiple chair turn of the night. Will mentions that his mom gave up her musical dreams. He wished she hadn’t. Jennifer, also a mom, says that it makes kids happy to see their parents happy. Jennifer throws out the working mom card, while Tom is Welsh like she is. Who will Tesni choose? She goes for the fellow mum. Tesni Picks Jennifer
And that’s it until next week! The teams are almost full, so it’s no wonder talented singers are being left out at this stage of the game. I hope Jess Herring comes back next year. I liked her.