THE Voice came back for yet another series on ITV this January, with judges will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, and Olly Murs. But who has won the show in the past? And what are they doing now? Get the lowdown... 2012 - Leanne Mitchell Leanne Mitchell became the first ever winner of The Voice but a combination of poor album sales and public criticism of the show meant her career was over before it started. Mentored by Tom Jones, Leanne beat Bo Bruce in the final but her self-titled debut record failed to make it into the Top 100 and she was dropped by her label. What is Leanne up to now? She has since married and had a son called Leo and still holds her previous job as a holiday camp singer despite winning the inaugural competition. 2013 - Andrea Begley Andrea Begley became the next winner of The Voice when she bested Leah McFall and Mike Ward in the final of the second series.Mentored by Danny O'Donogue, she immediately faced criticism from will.i.am who openly voiced his … [Read more...] about The Voice UK – what are the previous winners doing now? From Leanne Mitchell to Ruti Olajugbagbe
WILL.I.AM has finished selecting his singers for the knock-out rounds on The Voice. But does he stand a chance of winning? We look at his group... Who is on Team will.i.am on The Voice 2019? The Black Eyed Peas singer has been swivelling in his big red chair for another series of The Voice. The hit ITV show is back on TV on Saturday nights. But who has will.i.am picked so far? Here's all the info on the acts he's chosen to coach in the next round.Callum Butterworth - Stolen from Olly Callum is an aspiring 17-year-old singer from Halifax. He picked Mercy by Shawn Mendes for his audition. Olly was the only judge to turn round for him so he automatically joined his team. but then Will stole him during the battle rounds. Emmanuel Smith Emmanuel, 29, is a motivational speaker from London.The contestant was in high demand as all four judges turned around. In the end he chose to go with Will who described him as "antihistamine" saying, "...you open up my nasal passages and I can smell now. … [Read more...] about Who is in Team will.i.am on The Voice 2019?
WILL.I.AM has landed himself in hot water after he posted a video of his Voice UK act's song before tonight's semi final. Sources tell The Sun Online that bosses are furious he shared a link to Nxt Gen's track Embrace on iTunes AND YouTube. The "over excited" rapper forgot about the ITV show's strict rules that ensure acts aren't given an unfair advantage. He shared the track, which he also produced with the boyband from Bolton that includes members Cian Gleeson, 22, Sonny Hardman, 21, and Joel Healy, 21. An insider told The Sun Online: "Will was so excited the boys are performing a song he made with them so posted a link to download it on iTunes and even put it up on YouTube. "Voice bosses hit the roof when they found out and immediately ordered him to remove everything. View this post on Instagram 2 DAYS TO GO TILL @thevoiceuk SEMI FINAL. We couldn’t thank yous guys enough for all your love and support you have shown us❤️ Couldn’t do it without you guys. … [Read more...] about Will.I.Am enrages Voice UK bosses by posting video of his act’s song on YouTube before the semi final – and then slams the show
THE Voice 2019 is well underway as the live shows begin this weekend, with contestants hoping to break into the music industry. Let's get the lowdown on The Voice judges... Who are The Voice 2019 judges? The Voice 2019 has welcomed back the judging panel we have come to know and love from series seven... Will.i.am Will.i.am, 43, was born William James Adam Jr. in LA, California. The US singer-songwriter, DJ and rapper is best known for forming hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas in 1995. In 2007 he also co-created Paradiso Girls with Robin Antin who were a European spin-off of The Pussycat Dolls.He has been a judge on The Voice UK since 2012 and was also a judge on The Voice Australia in 2014 when he coached Anja Nissen to victory. Olly Murs Olly Murs, 34, rose to fame in 2009 when he came runner-up on The X Factor. Despite losing out to Joe McElderry in the final he went on to secure a joint record deal with Epic Records and Simon Cowell's Syco. He's released six studio … [Read more...] about Who are The Voice 2019 judges? Tom Jones, Olly Murs, Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am
THE Voice UK 2019 final is just around the corner, with a new winner set to be crowned tonight, has it got you thinking about next year's competition and whether that person up on stage trying to impress Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Olly Murs could be you? Well, if you're serious about applying, here's the lowdown. How do I apply for The Voice? The Voice is returning in 2020 and applications are now open - apply here to be in with a chance. Reckon you've got what it take to impress the coaches? Well, we've got some good news - the show's open mic nights are back. Scouts will be in the crowd, on the lookout for solo singers, duo, trios and groups to be part of next year's series. If you want to impress them, you'll need to prepare one or two songs with either a backing track on an electronic device or a musical instrument. You have to be at least 16-years-old by 1 October 2019 in order to participate.If you can meet all of the requirements stated, here's a list of all … [Read more...] about How to apply for The Voice 2020 – where are auditions being held and what is the application process?