On Wednesday 16th August, at Billingtons Oldham, for one night only local vocal talent will take part in a showcase. They will be watched by producers from The Voice UK 2024 and for one solo, duo, trio or band…. this could be the first step on the road to stardom.
For the uninitiated, The Voice UK introduced a unique “blind audition” format, where the celebrity judges initially face away from the contestants, solely basing their decisions on the singers’ vocal abilities. This format brought a fresh and exciting element to the singing competition genre, distinguishing it from other similar shows. This has certainly become a winning format. The show’s iconic blind auditions have been filmed in Manchester, first aired in 2012 on BBC One then moving to ITV after its fifth series and became a northern production in 2022. Many a hopeful fan will visit Media City in Salford, hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the celebrity judges. The Voice UK has attracted a dedicated fan base, consistently drawing in large audiences. Its format, including the blind auditions, battle rounds, and live shows, keeps viewers engaged and invested in the contestants’ journeys. The show’s popularity has led to spin-offs, including The Voice Kids UK and The Voice Senior UK, further expanding its reach and impact.
The show places a strong emphasis on the contestants’ vocal abilities rather than their appearance or backstory. By focusing on the quality of the singing voice, The Voice UK aims to discover exceptional talent and promote the importance of vocal skill in the music industry.
The show features renowned music industry professionals as celebrity coaches, led by Sir Tom Jones, they mentor and guide the contestants throughout the competition. These coaches, who have included will.i.am , Olly Murs, Jennifer Hudson, Kylie Minogue, Anne-Marie, Ricky Wilson, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Meghan Trainor and Gavin Rossdale.
They all bring their own expertise and experiences, providing valuable advice to the contestants and creating an engaging dynamic on the show.
The Voice UK 2024 will be Series 13 and so far the show has had hundreds of singers compete.
The show’s success can be measured by its impact on the UK music industry. Several winners and contestants have achieved significant commercial success and gained recognition as talented artists. The Voice UK has helped to discover and launch the careers of notable artists such as Leanne Mitchell, Andrea Begley, Stevie McCrorie, and Mo Jamil.
Krzysztof Zemlik owner Billingtons Oldham, which holds so much history for the people of Oldham says, “The show continues to be a highly anticipated and influential singing competition in the UK. We are absolutely honoured and thrilled producers of ITV’s The Voice have chosen Billingtons to host a showcase and we look forward to hearing the artists taking part.”
We asked one of the producers of ITV’s The Voice for their comment, they said, “The great thing about the Voice is that the show is purely judged on vocal talent alone! We are excited to be seeing what singing talent Oldham has to offer.”