The Voice UK Auditions

The Voice UK Auditions

The Voice UK is a British television talent show on ITV. There are two stages to The Voice UK auditions: the producers’ auditions and the blind auditions. There is also now the Voice Kids auditions which are also set to re-appear in 2020 (you can see how to audition for The Voice Kids lower down the page).

Before you think about auditioning for the Voice, you need to get prepared. The first step is choosing a song that makes you stand out and impress the judges.

The coaches for The Voice UK 2019 were Olly Murs, Will.I.Am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson. The overall winning act will receive a record deal with Polydor Records.

Find out more about the stages of the competition and how to apply for The Voice UK below.

How to apply for The Voice and Voice Kids UK in 2020

Talent scouts across the UK search for singers to attend The Voice UK’s auditions. However, you can apply for The Voice, you don’t need to wait to be invited. If you’re confident that you’ve got a genuinely great singing voice, you can apply for The Voice auditions on the ITV website: Apply for The Voice UK Auditions: Just fill out The Voice Application form (note: you can only apply for The Voice UK when they are taking applications, so keep checking this page for updates).

How The Voice UK auditions work

What do you need to do before entering the Voice UK?

Before you attend The Voice UK auditions 2020, you need to prepare “1 or 2 songs with a backing track or with a musical instrument“. Backing tracks will need to be on an electronic device.

What are the producers’ auditions?

The Voice UK ’s first audition stage is the producers’ auditions, which are not shown on television. Talent scouts across the UK search for singers to attend The Voice UK’s producers’ auditions, however, you are able to apply for The Voice auditions too. Solo artists and duos can participate, however, you must be aged sixteen or over to apply for The Voice UK.

Next is the blind auditions.

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What are the blind auditions?

If you are successful in the producers’ auditions you will go onto the blind auditions. During The Voice UK’s blind auditions the celebrity coaches sit in their chairs facing away from the stage, so they can’t see the artist during the performance.

If a coach is impressed by what they hear and wants you in their team, they hit their red button, at which point their chair rotates and they can finally see you.

However, if more than one coach turns their chair, the contestant takes all of the power and can choose which coach they want to work with. If chosen by one of the coaches, the contestant will then go on to The Voice UK’s Battles.

How old do you have to be to go on The Voice UK?

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to go on The Voice UK. If you are old enough to enter The Voice, but you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by an adult. Some venues for The Voice open auditions may require singers to be over the age of 18, so check first with the venue before turning up.

What does the winner of The Voice UK get?

The winner of The Voice UK will get a recording contract with Polydor Records. There is no cash prize, but, straight after the show, the winner of the Voice UK will also release their debut single as part of the prize.

How to apply for The Voice Kids 2020

ITV are currently looking for talented children to apply for The Voice Kids 2020. The TV network has said that the 2020 show will include not just solo singers, but also kid duos.

If you think you or your child has what it takes to be a successful singer, you can find out how to apply for The Voice Kids on the official ITV website.

If you’re unsuccessful in applying for the 2020 version of The Voice Kids, you could try your luck in the Open Mic kids singing competitions – or perhaps even do both! You can find out more about where our auditions are including the age restrictions on our children’s singing competition page.

The Voice Kids finale 2019

Sam Wilkinson was crowned the 2019 winner in the Voice Kids finale. Danny Jones from McFly was his coach, making it the first victory for him in the show. The other finalists included Lil Shan Shan from Team Will, Keira Laver from Team Jessie and Gracie-Jayne Fitzgerald from Team Pixie.

TeenStar finalists

If your too young to audition for Open Mic UK or feel you need a stepping stone before going on the Voice UK or Voice Kids, check out TeenStar. Gracie Jayne, who made it to the final and semi-finalist Liam Price both competed in TeenStar before going on the Voice Kids. Competitions like TeenStar and Open Mic UK give contestants and great experience performing in a competition on a smaller scale. This can be the perfect step before jumping onto a competition like The Voice or X-Factor.

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Lacey
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Lacey

Hi my daughter want to sing on the voice kids how do I go about it ?

Mike Kirk (OMUK)
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Mike Kirk (OMUK)

Hi there Lacey according to The Voice UK Kids official page auditions are now closed, but Teenstar UK (our sister competition) are currently taking auditions.

Enter Teenstar UK

I hope that helps!

Helen
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Helen

Great advice, thanks!

Cella Mina Bounds-Okwuosa
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Cella Mina Bounds-Okwuosa

How do I apply for the voice 2020?

Chris
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Chris
Chas
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Chas

Can a singer living outside the UK enter the Competition (as X Factor does)? If so ,how do they apply?

Melissa Hobman
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Melissa Hobman

Hi I am 34 trying to get onto the voice application for audition but struggling to apply

Laura
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Laura

Hi Melissa, you can apply here: https://www.itv.com/thevoice/apply

Sandy
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Sandy

Hi I wanna take part in voice competition
Though I’m not from uk can I take part in this competition??

Laura
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Laura

Hi Sandy, you can find details here: http://www.itv.com/thevoice/apply

elle
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elle

If you have attended a first audition, will you be notified whether or not you have been successful? or is it only those who have a place who find out. thanks.

Janice gill
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Janice gill

Hi
I have been asked by a singer in Africa if she can apply for the voice uk

Tia
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Tia

Hi, I’m debating trying an open mic, I love to sing but performance does intimidate me a bit.
Would I have to drop my full time job if I made it past the auditions etc? Or is it fairly doable to maintain my career and meet the broadcasters’ needs if I did make it? (Infinitesimal chance I know but you can dream right?)

– Tia

Laura
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Laura

Definitely do it 🙂

Cc
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Cc

Looking for a partner to team up with to enter the voice ,I have reggae and docs vibes email me at ccwarrington@hotmail.com

Brittany
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Brittany

Hi my name is Brittany Coughlin I live in Cardiff I wanna join the voice I’m 20 years old and I love to sing how do I apply for it

William james hartley
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William james hartley

Is there any auditions in liverpool for the voie 2020.willi

Arina
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Arina

Hello!
I would like to know if there is an opportunity to participate in your competition if I am from another country?
( I live in Russia).
Thanks in advance for the answer!

Adam
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Adam

Guys I’ve just auditioned for the voice honestly its a huge FIX they have who they want me and ten others were all eliminated all because we weren’t scousers so appealed and sad how they could waste me and others auditions for already made singers.

Lin
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Lin

What was it like? A room full of people all doing their 1minute and then were the ones they already had in mind taken forward? Sorry it doesn’t sound like you had a good experience.

Ryan
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Ryan

I made it, then got interviewed by “researchers” who basically find out about you. If you are talented but have never been on TV, or had a record deal, or have loads of followers on social media it don’t really matter, you are not going through. Normal people have no chance to be honest. No chance at all

Kerrie
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Kerrie

When did you find out you wasn’t through? I am still waiting for Manchester?

Louise Whetton
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Louise Whetton

I have a Spanish friend who has a very good voice and is interested in applying for the voice is she able being Spanish or is it only open to UK

trish hoyle
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trish hoyle

okay.. so I auditioned last year in November for the voice 2020 with it being recorded.. then I received an email saying congratulations with the next audition of stage A and B with the date, which is this weekend in Manchester and a admin log in request for the application. I don’t get it. how many stages?..

Kerrie
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Kerrie

Did you end up going to the audition?

Alan Fletcher
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Alan Fletcher

Why when they say that they should of turned they never do when they sing so well get your heads together

Zeon
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Zeon

Hye .I want to joining the voice UK 2020.When and how that i can join it.?

Laura
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Laura

Hi Zeon, you need to apply on the ITV website.

Ryan
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Ryan

Singing competition Open Mic UK is a good competition and is real. The Voice unfortunately picks people who have been on tv before, been on west end etc, they pick people who have alot of social media followers, they pick people who have had record deals in the past, or people they think will be easy to cast on TV. The Voice is NOT about the voice of an artist at all. There are a few stages in all truth before the blind auditions. You have to sing in a room with other contestants first with no music or instrument,… Read more »

Surekha
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Surekha

Thanks for the information. I thought it provides fresh talent a ground to present themselves.

Suzanne Harris
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Suzanne Harris

I have made an application yesterday for my daughter and the audition they have offered me is in less than a week away, can I change it to another as she hasn’t had time to prepare?

Laura
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Laura

Hi Suzanne. You’ll have to contact The Voice UK for that. 🙂

Alice The voz
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Alice The voz

Alice page

Ciara
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Ciara

Hi, i applied for the voice kids last week. How long do you think it will be before we find out whether I’ve got an initial audition or not?

Laura
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Laura

Hi Ciara, you’ll need to contact them on their website. Good luck 🙂

Ciara
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Ciara

Ok thanks Laura. Is it not normal that I haven’t heard back yet?

Edmunds
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Edmunds

Had anybody got callback invitation for voice kids 2020

Chris Chambers
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Chris Chambers

Not yet- either way

CLW
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CLW

We’ve not heard so assuming we’ve been unsuccessful this time? Anyone else heard back from Manchester yet? They said mid-late Sept x

AJ
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AJ

We are in London area and haven’t heard anything so far! Any one else heard?

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