The battle rounds of The Voice UK and the first stage of the knockouts are officially in full swing, which means one thing: the semi-finals are close.
Here is everything you need to know about this year’s semi-finals and the 16 contestants who now have one foot in the finals.
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Team Olly Murs
Olly Murs will be joined by Anne-Marie to help mentor his team through the tough knockout stage.
As one of the UK’s most fresh popstars at the moment, Anne-Marie will certainly give them great advice.
Jimmy Balito – Semi-finalist
- Age: 23
- From: Sussex
- Insta: @jimmybalito
Cheeky chap Jimmy Balito fits in nicely on Olly’s Team. He’s returned to The Voice for a second time, after failing to make it through the blind auditions last year.
Georgia Bray – Yet to compete
- Age: 21
- From: Cannock
- Insta: @g.bray
Georgia impressed in her first audition with her cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’. This performer is definitely a popstar in the making.
Molly Hocking – Yet to compete
- Age: 17
- From: St. Ives
- Insta: @molly.hocking.music
Molly works part-time in a vintage shop with her mum, but the rest of her time is spent pursuing her musical ambitions. This 17-year-old wowed all of the judges with her musical abilities and confidence at such a young age.
Stefan Mahendra – Yet to compete
- Age: 23
- From: Bromley
- Insta: @stefanmahendramusic
- His band’s Insta: @brownsugar_band
Stefan definitely had one of the most memorable blind auditions of the series.
After performing Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’, he was asked to perform again with his bandmates who were watching from the side. The band impressed with their performance of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’.
will.i.am’s guest mentor will be none other than Pussycat Doll legend Nicole Scherzinger.
As one of The X Factor’s most beloved judges, Nicole definitely knows how to whip singers into shape.
Her skills as a mentor will definitely be useful for Team Will.
Nxt Gen – Semi-finalist
- Names: Cian, Sonny and Joel
- Age: All 21
- From: Manchester
- Insta: @nxtgenofficialuk
Confident and cheeky, Nxt Gen are the boyband we didn’t know we needed!
The three talents guys showed off their vocal ability in their performance of original boyband legend Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’.
Emmanuel Smith – Yet to compete
- Age: 29
- From: Lewisham, London
- Insta: @emmanuelsmith_
Emmanuel’s passionate, soulful and spiritual performances made his place on Team Will unquestionable.
Christina Ellinas – Yet to compete
- Age: 27
- From: Liverpool
- Occupation: Full-time singer
- Insta: @christinaellinas
Powerhouse vocalist Christina wowed Will with her Battle performance of Demi Lovato’s ‘Confident’ earning herself a spot in the Knockouts.
Ilianna – Yet to compete
- Age: 21
- From: Purley
- Insta: @ilianna.music
Ilianna is definitely a triple threat. She can sing, rap and dance and is definitely one to beat on Will’s Team.
Team Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is joined by pop prince and Years & Years frontman, Olly Alexander.
The singer and actor will be a great mentor to J-Hud’s team, giving them all the lessons in stage presence they could ever need.
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Moya – Semi-finalist
- Age: 27
- From: Jersey
- Insta: @thisismoya
Moya wowed in her first audition, having all four coaches turn their chair for her. It was the Battle between Moya and Bethzienna that was her most difficult challenge, as both women are absolute powerhouse vocalists. Jennifer eventually chose Moya to stay on her team.
Bukky Oronti – Yet to compete
- Age: 16
- From: Upminster, Essex
- Insta: @bukky_oronti
Another contestant talented beyond their years is Bukky. Bukky’s blind audition was one of the most watched on YouTube, with over 1.2 million views of her rendition of ‘Say Something’.
Nicole Dennis – Yet to compete
- Age: 24
- From: North London
- Occupation: West End singer
- Insta: @nicoleraquel_d
Nicole Dennis blew everyone away in her audition, especially when Jennifer Hudson joined her on stage to sing ‘And I am Telling You’.
Nicole was the understudy for Effie White in a West End production of Dreamgirls, the same character J-Hud played in the film. Watching those two perform it was a truly standout moment of The Voice UK 2019.
Remember Monday – Yet to compete
- Names: Holly, Lauren and Charlotte
- Age: All 24
- From: Surrey
- Insta: @remembermonday_
Country-pop trio Remember Monday wowed with their tight harmonies and sassy performance. They are definitely one of the strongest groups in this season.
Team Sir Tom Jones
Deana Walmsley – Semi-finalist
- Age: 23
- From: Liverpool
- Insta: @deanas_music
Deana’s stunning performance of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ wowed Sir Tom, earning her a spot on his team. Olly and Will also turned for her, but she chose to go with the legend Tom Jones as her coach.
Cedric Neil – Yet to compete
- Age: 43
- From: Dallas, Texas
- Occupation: Theatre actor
- Insta: @iamcedricneil
Originally from Texan, Cedric now lives in Brighton and works as an actor. He impressed with his performance of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’, charming the audience with his stage presence and vocal ability.
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Ayanam Udoma – Yet to compete
- Occupation: Digital marketer
- Insta: @ayanam_music
In his Blind audition, Ayanam impressed with his beautiful version of Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’. His unique voice will be his main strength and Sir Tom and James Arthur can help with his confidence in the Knockouts round.
Bethzienna Williams – Yet to compete
- Age: 28
- From: Barry, Wales
- Insta: @bethzienna
Bethzienna was stolen from Team J-Hud by Tom. The Welsh beauty had an impressive performance of Soloman Burke’s ‘Cry To Me’ and is a natural fit on Sir Tom’s team. She is sure to wow all in the Knockouts.
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