The first live show of The Voice UK kicked off in spectacular style as each Coach gave one of their acts a ‘fast pass’ straight through to next weekend’s live semi-finals and saw four acts leave the competition after receiving the lowest votes from the public.
The four artists to leave the competition were Iesher Haughton from Team Will, Rachael O’Connor from Team Kylie, Georgia Harrup from Team Tom and Emily Adams from Team Ricky.
will.i.am said to Iesher, “You came a long way, you were this shy little girl when you first joined the competition and I have seen you grow. Please don’t stop singing, please don’t stop, you are a bonafide star”.
Kylie said to Rachael, “It’s sad to lose anyone but Rachael is our little sweetheart, but I’m still with you, don’t worry about that, I am still right by your side.”
Georgia Harrup said of the experience, “I have come further than I ever imagined – thank you so much I am so glad that Bizzi has gone through, he is amazing. So, Team Tom all the way!”
Emily Adams said of the experience, “The past few months have been incredible – being next to Ricky and working alongside him has been amazing – he has been an incredible mentor.”
The semi-finalists are:
Team Will: Jermain Jackman (Fast Pass) and Sophie May Williams
Team Kylie: Jamie Johnson (Fast Pass) and Lee Glasson
Team Tom: Sally Barker (Fast Pass) and Bizzi Dixon
Team Ricky: Christina-Marie Wickens (Fast Pass) and Chris Royal