The Voice UK (series 8)

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The Voice UK
Series 8
Broadcast from5 January (2019-01-05) –
6 April 2019 (2019-04-06)
Coaches
Presenter(s)Emma Willis
Co-presenter(s)AJ Odudu (ITV Hub & YouTube)
Broadcaster
Winner
Molly Hocking
OriginCornwall, England
Song"I'll Never Love Again"
Genre(s)Soul, R&B
MentorOlly Murs
Runner-up
Deana Walmsley
Chronology

The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new signing talent. The eighth series began airing on 5 January 2019 and concluded on 6 April 2019, presented by Emma Willis on ITV. will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs returned for their eighth, third, seventh and second series, respectively. The series is the third and final series under the new three-year contract confirmed by ITV in November 2015.

Coaches and presenters[edit]

On 1 November 2018, it was announced that Vick Hope (last series' backstage reporter and The V Room host) would be replaced by AJ Odudu.[1]

On 9 March 2019, the guest mentors for the knockout round were announced to be: James Arthur to help Sir Tom Jones, Nicole Scherzinger to help will.i.am, Olly Alexander (of Years & Years) to help Jennifer Hudson and Anne-Marie to help Olly Murs.[2]

Teams[edit]

Colour key:

  •      Winner
  •      Runner-up
  •      Third place
  •      Fourth place
  •      Eliminated in the Semi-Final
  •      Eliminated in the Knockouts
  •      Artist was stolen by another coach at the Battles
  •      Eliminated in the Battles
Coach Top 40 Artists
will.i.am
Emmanuel Smith NXTGEN Christina Ellinas Ilianna Gabriel Dryss Callum Butterworth
Shivon Kane Seth Oraeki Khadija Nyema Kalfon Brieya May
Jennifer Hudson
Nicole Dennis Moya Sarah Tucker Remember Monday Bukky Oronti Connie Lamb
Bethzienna Williams Luke Swatman Craig Forsyth Gisela Green Kieron Smith
Sir Tom Jones
Deana Walmsley Bethzienna Williams Cedric Neal Ayanam Udoma Roger Samuels Equip to Overcome
Jimmy Balito Grace Latchford Marina Simioni Peter Donegan Mike Platt
Olly Murs
Molly Hocking Jimmy Balito Stefan Mahendra Georgia Bray Harrisen Larner-Main Eva Campbell
Callum Butterworth Connie Lamb Lauren Hope Nikki Ambers Flat Pack

Blind auditions[edit]

It was announced by ITV that the eighth series would begin broadcasting on 5 January 2019.[3]

Colour key
   Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (5 January)[edit]

The series premiere aired from 8:00pm until 9:35pm.

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Mike Platt 1 32 "Show Me Heaven"
Heidi Lewis 2 17 "Lost Without You"
Remember Monday 3 24 "Kiss from a Rose"
Brieya May 4 16 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
Liam Walker 5 36 "Landslide"
Peter Donegan 6 35 "Bless the Broken Road"
Molly Hocking 7 17 "You Take My Breath Away"
Nicole Dennis 8 24 "Never Enough"

Episode 2 (12 January)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Bukky Oronti 1 16 "Say Something"
Dean Mac 2 27 "Pony"
Connie Lamb 3 17 "Skyscraper"
Cedric Neal 4 43 "Higher Ground"
Chris Daley 5 35 "Lucky Man"
Flat Pack 6 36-43 "Luck Be a Lady"
Grace Latchford 7 17 "Love Says"
Emmanuel Smith 8 29 "Hallelujah"

Episode 3 (19 January)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Luke Swatman 1 35 "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera"
Christina Ellinas 2 27 "Lullaby"
Lauz 3 17 "A Little Less Conversation"
Harrisen Larner-Main 4 25 "Have a Little Faith in Me"
Holly Lefevre 5 23 "You Are the Reason"
Jimmy Balito 6 23 "Higher Love"
NXTGEN 7 21 "Cry Me a River"
Sarah Tucker 8 34 "In My Blood"

Episode 4 (26 January)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Eden Kavanagh 1 24 "They Just Keep Moving The Line"
Callum Butterworth 2 17 "Mercy"
Stefan Mahendra 3 23 "Redbone"
Robin Martin 4 41 "You Gotta Be"
Jack Morlen 5 23 "Scared to be Lonely"
Ilianna 6 21 "Location"
Craig Forsyth 7 28 "The Impossible Dream"
Bethzienna Williams 8 28 "Cry to Me"
Roger Samuels 9 43 "Footprints in the Sand"

Episode 5 (2 February)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Equip To Overcome 1 20 "Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2"
Sherie Harthill 2 37 "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me)"
Eva Campbell 3 16 "Teardrop"
Khadija 4 21 "Underwater Love"
Craig Roystone 5 21 "This Is The Last Time"
Nikki Ambers 6 22 "Better Now"
Seth Oraeki 7 17 "Jealous"
Moya 8 27 "Grace"

Episode 6 (9 February)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Nyema Kalfon 1 22 "Answerphone"
Gabriel Dryss 2 16 "Treasure"
Clare McCulloch 3 34 "Hard to Handle"
Gisela Green 4 27 "Best Part"
Stephanie Hill 5 24 "I Could Have Danced All Night"
Georgia Bray 6 21 "Firework"
Jack Hawitt 7 29 "Diamonds"
Kenza Blanka 8 34 "Papaoutai"
Deana Walmsley 9 23 "Back to Black"

Episode 7 (16 February)[edit]

Artist Order Age Song Coaches and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
Shivon Kane 1 19 "Fine Line"
Amy Hawthorn 2 29 "Best of My Love" Team full
Philippa Akers 3 27 "Ain't Nobody"
Ayanam Udoma 4 27 "Wonderwall"
Kieron Smith 5 26 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
Chloe Jones 6 25 "Call Me" Team full
Ryan Simpson 7 25 "New Shoes"
GGMK 8 17 "Forget You"
Rainy Hall 9 32 "Run to You"
Lauren Hope 10 20 "Addicted to Love"
Marina Simioni 11 27 "Show Me Love" Team full

Battle rounds[edit]

Colour key
   Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
       Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advances to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated

Episode 1 (23 February)[edit]

Order Coach Artists Song Coaches' and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
1 Sir Tom Jones Cedric Neal Mike Platt "Jumpin' Jack Flash" N/A
2 will.i.am Ilianna Brieya May "American Boy" N/A
3 Jennifer Hudson Remember Monday Kieron Smith "Home" N/A
4 Olly Murs Molly Hocking Connie Lamb "With You" N/A
5 will.i.am Christina Ellinas Nyema Kalfon "Confident" N/A Team full
6 Olly Murs Georgia Bray Flat Pack "Hit the Road Jack" N/A
7 Sir Tom Jones Roger Samuels Jimmy Balito "Let It Be" N/A

Episode 2 (2 March)[edit]

Order Coach Artists Song Coaches' and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
1 will.i.am Emmanuel Smith Khadija "Fallin'" N/A Team full Team full
2 Olly Murs Eva Campbell Callum Butterworth "This Town"
3 Jennifer Hudson Moya Bethzienna Williams "Never Tear Us Apart" Team full
4 will.i.am NXTGEN Seth Oraeki "Youngblood" Team full
5 Jennifer Hudson Bukky Oronti Gisela Green "Best Thing I Never Had"
6 Sir Tom Jones Deana Walmsley Peter Donegan "Make You Feel My Love"

Episode 3 (9 March)[edit]

Order Coach Artists Song Coaches' and artists choices
will.i.am Jennifer Tom Olly
1 Sir Tom Jones Equip to Overcome Marina Simioni "Team" Team full Team full Team full Team full
2 Olly Murs Stefan Mahendra Nikki Ambers "We Don't Talk Anymore"
3 Sir Tom Jones Ayanam Udoma Grace Latchford "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
4 Jennifer Hudson Sarah Tucker Craig Forsyth "Against All Odds"
5 will.i.am Gabriel Dryss Shivon Kane "Feels"
6 Olly Murs Harrisen Larner-Main Lauren Hope "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
7 Jennifer Hudson Nicole Dennis Luke Swatman "Your Song"

Knockouts[edit]

A new voting system called Lifeline vote was introduced this year, which would save one contestant from the 16 eliminated acts based on the public's vote. The act who was saved by lifeline vote would be revealed at the beginning of the live Semi-final.[4]

Episode 1 (16 March)[edit]

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Sir Tom Jones Deana Walmsley "Dusk Till Dawn" Advanced
2 Roger Samuels "Grace" Eliminated
3 Equip to Overcome "When Love Takes Over"
1 Jennifer Hudson Connie Lamb "2002"
2 Moya "Woman" Advanced
3 Sarah Tucker "The Edge of Glory" Eliminated
1 will.i.am NXTGEN "Runnin' (Lose It All)" Advanced
2 Callum Butterworth "Mirrors" Eliminated
3 Gabriel Dryss "Just Got Paid"
1 Olly Murs Eva Campbell "Unstoppable"
2 Harrisen Larner-Main "You Get What You Give"
3 Jimmy Balito "High and Dry" Advanced

Episode 2 (23 March)[edit]

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Olly Murs Georgia Bray "Black and Gold" Eliminated
2 Molly Hocking "Human" Advanced
3 Stefan Mahendra "God Is a Woman" Eliminated
1 Jennifer Hudson Nicole Dennis "Because of You" Advanced
2 Remember Monday "Jailbreaker" Eliminated
3 Bukky Oronti "Set Fire to the Rain"
1 will.i.am Ilianna "Street Life"
2 Emmanuel Smith "Made a Way" Advanced
3 Christina Ellinas "Pretty Hurts" Eliminated
1 Sir Tom Jones Ayanam Udoma "Thunder"
2 Bethzienna Williams "River" Saved by Lifeline vote
3 Cedric Neal "Bridge over Troubled Water" Advanced

Live shows[edit]

The live shows began on 30 March 2019.

Results summary[edit]

Result's colour key
     Artist received the most public votes
     Artist received the fewest votes and was eliminated
Weekly results per artist
Contestant Week 1 Week 2
Round 1 Round 2
Molly Hocking 1st
26.8%
1st
38.49%
Winner
55.2%
Deana Walmsley 3rd
15.21%
2nd
29.54%
Runner-up
44.8%
Jimmy Balito 2nd
17.69%
3rd
19.66%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Bethzienna Williams 4th
12.2%
4th
12.31%
Cedric Neal 5th
8.54%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Emmanuel Smith 6th
7.36%
Nicole Dennis 7th
4.63%
NXTGEN 8th
4.37%
Moya 9th
3.19%

Week 1: Semi-final (30 March)[edit]

  • Musical guest: Donel Mangena ("Planets")

With the eliminations of Emmanuel Smith, Moya, NXTGEN and Nicole Dennis, will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson no longer have any artists remaining on their teams. This is the first time in all eight seasons that will.i.am does not have an artist represented in the final. This is also the first time in the show's history that only two coaches are represented in the final.

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 will.i.am Emmanuel Smith "Giant" Eliminated
2 Jennifer Hudson Nicole Dennis "Dream On"
3 Sir Tom Jones Deana Walmsley "Autumn Leaves" Advanced
4 Bethzienna Williams "You Don't Own Me"
5 Olly Murs Jimmy Balito "Fix You"
6 Jennifer Hudson Moya "I Will Wait" Eliminated
7 will.i.am NXTGEN "Embrace"
8 Sir Tom Jones Cedric Neal "High Hopes"
9 Olly Murs Molly Hocking "I'll Never Love Again" Advanced

Week 2: Final (6 April)[edit]

  • Musical guest: Ruti ("Racing Cars")

Group performance: The Voice UK coaches – "Gimme Some Lovin'"

Order Coach Artist First song Order Duet (with Coach) Order Winners single Result
1 Olly Murs Jimmy Balito "The Best" 5 "All Right Now" N/A N/A (already eliminated) 3rd Place
2 Sir Tom Jones Bethzienna Williams "Call Out My Name" 6 "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" N/A N/A (already eliminated) 4th Place
3 Sir Tom Jones Deana Walmsley "Hometown Glory" 7 "I Believe" 9 "Autumn Leaves" Runner-up
4 Olly Murs Molly Hocking "Someone You Loved" 8 "Stars" 10 "I'll Never Love Again" Winner

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Official ratings are 28-day figures, include viewers watching on PC and mobile devices, and are taken from BARB.[5]

Episode Date Official ratings ITV
weekly rank
Blind auditions 1 5 January 6.54 12
Blind auditions 2 12 January NA Outside top 15
Blind auditions 3 19 January NA Outside top 15
Blind auditions 4 26 January NA Outside top 15
Blind auditions 5 2 February NA Outside top 15
Blind auditions 6 9 February NA Outside top 15
Blind auditions 7 16 February NA Outside top 15
Battle Rounds 1 23 February 5.21 14
Battle Rounds 2 2 March 4.98 14
Battle Rounds 3 9 March NA Outside top 15
Knockout Rounds 1 16 March NA Outside top 15
Knockout Rounds 2 23 March NA Outside top 15
Live Semi-Final 30 March 4.23 13
Live Final 6 April 5.35 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AJ Odudu is the new Backstage Reporter for The Voice UK". www.itv.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "The Voice 2019 guest mentors revealed". Radio Times. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ ITV (4 December 2017). "The Voice returns in January!". ITV plc. United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "The Voice introduces new lifeline vote". BT. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Four-screen dashboard (see relevant week)". BARB.

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