It’s the first week of The Voice Knockouts and tonight it’s the turn of Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson. In each team eight acts must become three, as the show zooms towards this year’s live shows.
“This is my biggest test yet,” Paloma admits. “This is hell for me this whole elimination.”
If she could keep and mentor them all, Team Paloma would probably have thirty singers. But this is a competition and some tough decisions need to be made.
The singers will each perform a song of their choice before finding out whether they’re in or out. Here’s who’s competing in Team Paloma:
Not only has Rick stunned with his amazing transformation (at 22 years of age he weighed 26 stone) he’s also had the coaches hooked with his rock vocals. He hit them with this cool version of I Put A Spell On You in the blinds.
There’s no forgetting Beth Morris. She was Paloma’s first turn and has stuck with the coach since. She dazzled in the Battles to see off competition from Steve Devereaux and shows no signs of leaving in this week’s Knockouts.
Dwaine earned high-praise from the coaches in Battles week for stepping up and owning the cover of Olly Murs’s Kiss Me. will.i.am was particularly pleased with him, but it’s impressing Paloma he’ll have to keep in mind this week.
Heather Cameron-Hayes (stolen from Boy George’s team)
Paloma scooped Heather out of Boy George’s team during the Battles, after she lost out to hot favourite Cody Frost. Now it’s time for Heather to really prove it was the right decision.
Rescued by Paloma as her team’s reserve singer, Jordan is one to watch in this competition. Jordan saw off competition from Theo Llewellyn – who went on to be stolen by will.i.am – and now is ready to battle for a spot in the final three.
Faith’s original song choice was Earned It – and with some gorgeous vocals, she’s certainly earned her place on Paloma’s team thus far. But can she make the final three?
Aaron Hill (stolen from will.i.am’s team)
Paloma wasn’t about to let Aaron leave the competition, stealing him away after he lost out to Faheem on Team Will. Can he steal a place in the final three?
One of the few singers actually excited for the Battles, Deano saw off stiff competition from Megan Reece. Paloma was the first to spin for him in the Blinds and has backed him all the way to Knockouts. Do live shows beckon?
The Voice tonight at 7:30pm on BBC1