The hit US show The Voice is being brought over to the UK this year!
The star-studded team searching for talent includes: Jessie J, BEP's Will.I.Am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue from the Script. Producers have been keen to emphasise they are coaches and not judges "unlike other shows" (is that a dig at The X Factor?). The aim of the series is to find a pop star based solely on their singing voice and at the end of the 11-week process, the winner is given a record deal with Universal. The twist is that the four coaches have their backs to the performers and only get to see what they look like once they hit a buzzer, indicating they want that singer on their team. If more than one coach hits their button, then the performer gets to choose who they will work with.
Sir Tom has said that he thinks the show has more credibility than other singing programmes, because the judging panel is made up of four successful singers. He said: "we've been through it, we know what it's like to get up and perform, unlike some judges on some other shows that just don't know, they've never done it. The ones that have are not very good anyway," he says (another dig?).
The show will begin on March 24th on BBC and will be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. It is set to rival ITV's Britain's Got Talent, which will air at the same time!
Check out the official photos from the new show: