The Voice was back on ITV for its second year. As usual, performers sung to 4 judges in a 'blind' setting - with the judges only seeing what the singer looked like, if they turned around.
THE VOICE UK 2018
TOP 10 AUDITION PERFORMANCES
|10||Did you know that Lauren Bannon auditioned for The Voice BBC and didn't even get accepted for the blind auditions? Well she had the final laugh on ITV.
Before the show, she said that a chair turning around would make her life - well 4 did just that! Her unique and softer twist on song Lean On was certainly a hit.
|09||Another cover of a Major Lazer song gets Donel Mangena into our top 10. The 16 year old sung cold water with such confidence and swagger. I can't help but point out he also looks a bit like Ademola Lookman - don't you think?
To complete his blind, we saw his nan do some celebratory dance moves! A+ all round.
|08||Another teenager who impressed was Tai Bannick. It was so weird yet beautiful, to hear a slow rendition of Curtis Mayfield's hit Move On Up.
Her vocal range was a shining light. Personally I just love seeing somebody enjoy their own performance, and she certainly loved every moment!
|07||If you're going to only get one judge turn, it has to be Sir Tom! The eventual winner of The Voice, Ruti Olajugbagbe was brave to sing Budapest, afer all it is a very difficult song. Though she seemed to pass this test with ease.
Her tone is so unique and that's generally the making of a star. The question is, how far can she go after the show? Many past Voice contestants have failed to make the grade, will Ruti join that list?
|06||Having previously failed on Blind Auditions, 29-year-old Jamie Grey was back to prove a point.
Rise Up is a beautiful song, but Grey made it into his own and struck a cord with both viewers and the live audience. This was rewarded by 2 judges turning.
|05||Gayatri Nair sung Powerful, and her voice is exactly that. Her vocal's wowed 2 judges - whilst she is a dab hand on the piano too.
It's astonishing that I enjoyed it, having never even heard the theme tune to Empire before - that's what impressed me the most.
|04||This duo apparently live 150+ miles apart (Sheffield and London). The duo (Salli and Keisha) known as Loaded Sista apparently rehearsed through FaceTime before their audition.
The singing from Salli was on point - whilst Keisha added a rap. Murs was so keen to turn around that his chair malfunctioned!
|03||Leicester's own Kade Smith got all 4 judges turning with his rendition of Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - originally by Otis Redding.
I love surprises, so when this Motown tune then turned into a rap - I was an instant fan of Smith. Along with being a good vocalist, the 17-year-old writes his own music.
|02||Simon Davies provided an amazing vocal range as he sung Sign of the Times. This was a brave and astonishing display, as he sung one of the most challenging singles released in the past 5 years.
With soul in his voice, Davies plays the guitar, piano and violin. This emotional display brought a standing ovation from the crowd, and got all the chairs swinging.
|1||There were some amazing vocalists on The Voice 2018, but Lucy Milburn from Sheffield stood out. It's amazing to think this woman is working at a desk, and not a regular professional singer.
It was recently revealed that she got rejected by Britain's Got Talent and The Voice BBC.
There was no denying her a spot this time, as she covered Amber Riley's Colorblind with a captivate and powerful display and got the thumbs up from all 4 judges.