The BBC has now revealed the show format for The Voice UK 2014, with series 3 of the competition being made up of the following four familiar stages:
The Blind Auditions – Surely the best bit of the competition and The Voice’s unique selling point. For the coaches and their spinning seats, the first round auditions are all about the vocals. The blinds will see Kylie, will.i.am, Ricky and Sir Tom trying to out do each other as they look to build the best possible team of 12 acts.
The Battle Rounds – Once each coach has filled up their rosters, it’s time for the Battle ‘Don’t Call Them Duets’ Rounds. Each judge will pair up their contestants to go head to head in order to determine who stays and who goes. Each pair will fight it out in a one song, one stage performance. However, for those singers forsaken by their mentors, all is not necessarily lost. With 7 places on offer in each team, the coaches will each have the opportunity to steal one losing act from a rival team.
The Knockouts – Here the coaches must whittle down their seven acts down to just three. In their attempts to stay in contention, the contestants will only get to perform one song each, the choice of which will be their own. Those singers given the nod will make it through to this years live shows.
The Live Finals – In contrast to the X Factor live shows 3-month marathon, The Voice UK live finals will feature 4 acts (1 from each team) being eliminated from the final 12 each week. Once the lives begin on BBC One, the singers fate will be entirely in the hands of the public vote. On the night of the final-four grand final, each coaches one remaining act will compete for the title of The Voice UK series 3 winner.
Episode 1 of The Voice series 3 will broadcast on BBC One from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Saturday the 11th of January, 2014.