The Blind Auditions have started for the new series of The Voice but things are going to be different this time around.In addition to a new TV station and new judges, it appears the format of the show will change slightly. Host Emma Willis has revealed a game-changing twist for the Blind Auditions. She’s revealed that only coaches who press their buttons will get to see the contestants.
“So only the people who press the button get to see who it is, so if no one turns, no one sees who sung,” she told Digital Spy. In previous seasons, all four coaches got the chance to meet and interact with a contestant, regardless of if they wanted them on their team.
This means there will be singers who won’t get to meet the superstar judges at all. The twist is currently used in versions of The Voice around the world but will be a series first for the UK. The latest series began filming in Manchester earlier this week.
Taking a seat in the big red chairs this season are Will.I.Am, Tom Jones and newcomers Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale. Emma Willis is returning as host while Cel Spellman will front a The Voice spin-off that will stream online and on social media.