THE Voice 2019 is well underway but who’s on Team will.i.am so far? Here’s what you need to know… Will.i.am is a judge on The Voi
THE Voice 2019 is well underway but who’s on Team will.i.am so far?
Here’s what you need to know…
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 the lowdown on the acts he’s chosen to coach in the next round.
Brieya, 16, is a student from North Devon.
She impressed the judges in her blind audition by singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Lauryn Hill.
Olly and Will both turned around and then engaged in a press up contest to compete to be her coach.
But in the end Brieya chose to be on team will.i.am.
Emmanuel, 29, is a motivational speaker from London.
He wowed the judges in his blind audition with a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
He 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. Hallelujah!”
Nxt Gen auditioned for the judges with Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River and both Will and Olly turned.
But the trio chose to join Team will.i.am.
Christina Ellinas sings Lullaby by Sigala ft Paloma Faith[/caption]
Christina is a 27-year-old former flight attendant from Liverpool who has loved singing since she was little.
She sang Lullaby by Sigala ft Paloma Faith in her audition on The Voice.
Christina only needed one judge to turn around in order to make it through to the next stage of the competition, but will.i.am, Tom and Olly all turned.
She chose will.iam – who she once met on a flight she was working on – as her coach.
Ilianna is a 21-year-old estate agent from Purley, London.
For her blind audition she’s performing Location by Khalid.
She’s a graduate from the Academy of Contemporary Music and has also worked as a vocal coach.
Ilianna has received training from Jono McNeil – a vocal coach on The Voice UK.
She joined Team Will after he spun round for her.
Khadija Jajue, 21, is from London.
She works as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant.
But when she’s not waiting on tables Khadija’s following her passion for singing.
Khadija impressed the judges with a rendition of Underwater Love by Smoke City.
Will.i.am turned around and was delighted to add her to his team.
But Olly Murs later regretted his decision to not turn around and admitted he was “hovering”.
Speaking to fellow judge Tom Jones he said: “Punch me Tom.”
Seth Oraeki, 17, is a student from Bedford.
He is currently studying for his A-levels.
Seth has been singing from a young age and insists that his main motivation “wasn’t to get girls.”
He also plays guitar and drums and writes his own songs.
Seth sang Jealous by Labrinth and his performance prompted both Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am to turn their chairs around.
But in the end he chose to join Team Will.
MORE ON THE VOICE 2019
When is The Voice UK on ITV?
The Voice 2019 started on Saturday, January 5, and continues TONIGHT (Saturday, February 9) at 7.35pm on ITV.
The format of the show is that contestants take part in blind auditions and the judges spin round in their chairs if they want to mentor them.
The judges are Olly Murs, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Sir Tom Jones
The show is hosted by Emma Willis.
This year for the first time trios are allowed to audition as well as soloist and duets.