The Voice 2015: Who is Esmée Denters?

Get to know the YouTube sensation who tries her luck in front of coaches will.i.am, Rita Ora, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson tonight

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For one of the coaches there’s a familiar face auditioning in tonight’s episode of The Voice. Esmée Denters certainly has a shocking story about the time she met will.i.am (more on that below). So before we get to the business of the Blind Auditions – and find out whether any of the coaches actually turn while she performs – here’s a little more about the singer:

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> With more than 138 million hits, Denters is known as one of the original YouTube sensations

> She’s originally from the Netherlands and now lives in London

> She’s just 25-years-old

> You can find Esmée on Twitter @esmeeworld where she has 127k followers

> She had a record deal with Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records in 2007

> In 2009 she landed a top ten UK hit with debut single Outta Here. Her album of the same name included a charity duet with Timberlake

> In what turned out to be a potentially life-saving encounter, will.i.am met Esmée at a YouTube event in 2008. It caused him to miss his stay in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai at the time when it was stormed by gunmen in a horrific terrorist attack

> She records covers of current tracks for her YouTube channel, including this version of Hozier’s Take Me To Church 

> This cover of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud 

and this one of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space

> Denters has supported Enrique Iglesias, Ne-Yo, N-Dubz and more on tour

> On tonight’s episode of The Voice she performs Coldplay’s Yellow for the Blind Auditions

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See how she gets on from 7pm tonight on BBC1