ITV singing competition The Voice will soon be back on our screens for its 11th season, with judges Tom Jones, Willi.i.am, Olly Murs and Anne-Marie reprising their position in those red chairs.
Last year's final saw new coach Anne-Marie emerge victorious with singer Craig Eddie.
Each singer performed twice - singing on their own and in a duet with their coach, after which came a vote to decide who would go into the final two. Grace and Craig went head-to-head, before it was announced that Craig had received the most votes from the public, and was crowned the 2021 winner of The Voice UK.
With season 10 out of the way, you're probably wondering when the search will start again for the next singing sensation.
Well, you'll be happy to hear that we know have an official start date for the 11th season. Here's everything you need to know about The Voice UK 2022.
When does The Voice UK start 2022?
The Voice season 11 will begin airing on ITV on Saturday 3rd September at 8pm, with episodes set to air at the same time weekly.
The episodes will be available to watch on ITV Hub shortly after they are first broadcast.
The Voice UK judges
We'll see the four coaches, will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and Anne-Marie back in their revolving red chairs when the new season airs.
Ahead of the season 10 final, Jones made clear he'd like to return for the 11th season.
Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com, he said: "Oh yeah I'm ready! As long as they'll have me, I'll be there!"
Anne-Marie joined the show as a host in 2021 taking over from singer Meghan Trainor, who left the show to spend more time with family following her pregnancy announcement with husband Daryl Sabara.
Who is The Voice UK host?
The Voice UK is presented by Emma Willis. She has hosted the series since 2013, after taking over from Holly Willoughby when the show aired on BBC One.
Willis - who is currently presenting Channel 4's The Circle - returned for the 2021 season, so we could well see back on stage for season 11.
Have the contestants on The Voice UK 2022 been announced?
Not yet, but we do know that the applications have closed for the 2022 season, meaning they're bound to be announced pretty soon.
To apply for the 2023 season, contestants need to fill out an online application form on the ITV website.
Will there be any format changes to The Voice UK 2022?
It's not yet known what ITV have planned for the new season.
Last year, they introduced the 'block' button, which allowed each coach to stop one of their fellow mentors from adding a particular singer to their team.
However, all four coaches could only use this tool once.
Speaking of the new feature, Olly Murs previously revealed The Voice UK's block button had made the coaches more competitive, saying: "It’s a great feature this year and I really think this is the start of something new with the show. "
He added: "I think there’ll be other features along the way that might happen at some point, but I just think it gives a whole new element – like who is Sir Tom going to block? Who’s Will gonna block? Who’s Olly gonna block? If anything, it’s all about who I block really. You’ll see why when you watch the show.”
Other than the block button, the 2021 season followed the usual format, starting off with the blind auditions, where the contestants sing to the backs of the coaches who then press their button to swivel around if they like the act, or stay as they are if not.
Next, was The Voice UK battle rounds where the judges chopped their teams down even further.
Usually, the knockout stage would follow, with artists performing a ‘killer song’ of their choosing and the coaches picking three members from their team to go through to the semi-finals.
However, in 2021 the show decided to go without this stage, and had two semi-final shows instead, before one act was chosen by each coach to represent them in the final.
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