Rita Ora, will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson are back on our screens this Saturday as another group of budding singers come to The Voice stage in an attempt to make the coaches chairs spin round.
The competition is now getting even fiercer on The Voice as the places on the coaches teams become extremely limited and their teams of 12 slowly fill up.
Saturday nights contestants:
First is Karl Loxley aged 24 from Coventry who works part-time at the Co-op but spends his free time performing at residential homes, festivals and working men’s clubs. He also busks three times a week and once drew in a crowd of 200 people! He will be singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ by Turandot.
Returning to The Voice is 43 year old Si Genaro from New Forest who since his appearance on the show last year has had many requests for gigs and often gets recognised by people asking for selfies! He is back this year and is serious about getting a turn. He also supported singer David Essex on his tour in 2009! As well as being a talented vocalist he can also beat box, play the harmonica and whistle.
Singing ‘Addicted To You’ by Avicii is Mia Sylvester, 27, who has been working as an electrician for eight years which surprises a lot of people! She has a Chihuahua who is called Peaches and she takes everywhere with her.
31 year old Keedie Green has had her fair share of stardom – in 2003 she was scouted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and signed to EMI, where she then went on to feature on Duncan James from Blue’s single ‘I Believe In My Heart’ which reached number two in the charts. She has since kept in contact with Duncan and has since supported Blue where she performed in front of 10,000 people. Keedie will be singing ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta ft. Sia.
Lara Lee, 29 from London is a part-time youth worker for a music charity working with disadvantaged kids as she feels she wants to give something back to the community. She was expelled from school but decided to write songs which helped her to let off some steam. Lara also makes jewellery and gift sets to sell at Brixton Market. She will be singing Alison Moyet – ‘There Are Worse Things I Could Do’.
Joyful Soundz are aged 39-34 and are made up of Patrick and Simone. The pair met through a church a couple of years ago and have been performing at weddings and other events as much as possible. They sometimes do instrumental duets with Patrick on the Trumpet and Simone on the Saxophone.
Best mates who have been singing with each other for 10 years are duo The Rise who are singing ‘Pop’ by ‘N-Sync’. Michael works part-time in a bakery and Anthony is a freelance tour manager who has worked with the likes of The Saturdays.
Oxfordshire singer, 49 year old Susan Lovejoy is another singer wanting to win over the coaches who will be singing ‘Macarthur Park’ by Donna Summer. She works for the NHS as a support staff worker for patients with learning disabilities and helps them have a higher standard of living. Susan was originally from the Philippines and all her family are from there.
20 year old NK from London has only been singing of 6 years but is big on the open-mic London music scene and a singer/songwriter. His family wanted him to go to uni but he is keen to pursue his music career. NK is performing ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ by Rixton.
Damion Dalton Smith, 39 from Gainsborough is going to be performing ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ by Jonny Cash. His sister is the well known actress and west-end star Sheridan Smith. Damion works as a self employed painter and tiler but he is also the lead vocalist for a local band called ‘The Torn’.
Also hoping to get a turn around from one of the coaches is Christina Matovu, 24 from London. She believes she can express herself the most through music. Christina started singing at the age of 6 at a church choir and has been singing professionally for six years! She was inspired by her big brother Dagless who was in bands. ‘If I Go’ by ‘Ella Eyre’ is the song she will be performing.
Sheena Mchugh, 26, suffered a near fatal car crash in 2010 which caused her to have a 2 year hold on her music career – she broke her back, ruptured her spleen and perforated her bowl. Luckily however, she has now made a full recovery and decided it is about time to get back onto the music scene again by gigging as much as she can. Sheena is singing ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ by Drake.
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Catch episode 6 of The Voice UK at 7pm on February 14th, BBC One.