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'The Voice' UK: Blind auditions pictures - First Look

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The first pictures from The Voice UK's blind audition stages have been released

The images show three of the acts who are hoping to impress coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue.

The format twist on The Voice means that the coaches sit with their backs to the performers and must judge them on their vocal skills alone.

The Voice UK Blind Auditions Episode 1: Toni Warne

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Contestants taking part in the series include 34-year-old Toni Warne, who opens up to hosts Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby about suffering from Alopecia and how it has affected her confidence as a performer.

Another act aiming to impress is Essex teenager Shansel Huseyin, who accidentally discovered her vocal talent while mimicking an opera singer on television.

The Voice UK Blind Auditions Episode 2: Shansel Huseyin

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J Marie Cooper, who has been tipped for success by stars such as Kylie Minogue and producer Fraser T Smith, is another contestant on the BBC One reality show.

Cooper, who has a sizable fanbase on her YouTube channel, performed with the Strictly Come Dancing band during last autumn's series.

The Voice UK Blind Auditions Episode 1: J Marie Cooper

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The Voice UK launches on Saturday, March 24 at 7pm on BBC One.

> Danny O'Donoghue: 'The Voice UK auditions talent better than any X Factor'
> Jessie J: 'The Voice UK is what television needs'

Watch Digital Spy's interview with Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates about The Voice UK below:

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