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First look at contestants - Toni Warne
BBC1's The Voice UK will see four acclaimed recording artists seek out the nation's best vocal talent. The BBC obviously hope The Voice UK will be the new X Factor; here's what we know so far...
Recognise this singer? Alopecia sufferer Toni Warne previously turned up on television via legendary talent show, Opportunity Knocks. The 34-year-old went bald in her twenties, but she's never given up her dream of being a major recording artist. In this Saturday's launch show at the blind auditions, she gives a superb rendition of Someone Like You. Apparently, will.i.am was the only coach not to turn around and buzz for her.
What else do we know about The Voice UK? See this gallery for more details.
I think its about time a proper music contest was created where 'real bands' perform. No miming or backing tracks - proper instruments played by people who have strived to get noticed for years. Not your 2 second escalator to fame with one audition.
people have this overwhelming desire to be rich and famous MINUS the work involved......it's no wonder that most "popstars" have the shelf life of a bag of tayto cheese and onion these days.
It also says a lot about the lack of good drama/adventure/ mystery on TV ......... where are the good writers?
We all sang in front of the mirror and wished to be Marc Bolan or Cher but it seems a lot
of us never grew up.
Seriously, does anyone really expect THE VOICE to NOT follow the same gameplan as X-Factor, honestly?
It will be a matter of episodes before the judges are bickering with each other, the acts are all in tears because "They want it so much".
They knock the show, but it's only because of the success of X-Factor that this show has got the go ahead.
The BBC want to compete with ITV, the only way they can compete is bring the same style of show to their channel.
BBC and the media moguls please your making me Yawn. And to the likes of the judges Jessie J its all about the money money money cause I'm sure your not doing this job for free!! GIVE ME A BREAK I WILL NOT BE WATCHING!! But I wll be listening to my Whitney Houston and Queen CDs thinking Talent on another level
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