When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

The Voice is coming back to TV screens and with it are the famous coaches guiding the popstars in the making through their journey.

A TV trailer saw the coaches performing in a ‘band’ together but without a frontman or woman providing lyrics – cue the search for a star.

Starting after Christmas the new series will be providing some much needed light entertainment to brighten the dark wintry nights.

The next series will be the eighth and the second since the show moved to ITV from the BBC.

Here’s what you need to know…

When will The Voice 2019 start?

When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

Tom Jones plays the drums in the trailer
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The new series starts on Saturday January  5 at 8pm on BBCI. This scheduling puts it in direct competition with the BBC’s new dancing show The Greatest Dancer , which stars Cheryl Tweedy.

The Voice usually runs for around 14 episodes.

Who are the judges?

When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

Jennifer Hudson’s coming back
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The judges from the last series are returning again. X Factor star Olly Murs, US singer Jennifer Hudson, crooning legend Tom Jones and producer, rapper, will.i.am are coming back to coach the contestants.

Who is hosting?

When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

Emma Willis returns as host
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Emma Willis is coming back again. The presenter will be looking to fill her time after her other job Big Brother came to an end along with the show itself.

She commented: "I’m so happy we’re about to get going all over again.

"I’ve learnt to expect the unexpected with performances, some make me wanna bust a move, some give me goosebumps, and some make me cry like a baby!"

What’s the shows format?

When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

Will.i.am – constantly shocked
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When does The Voice 2019 start and who are the judges?

Tom Jones – confused?
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The show features a unique format whereby the coaches sit with their backs to the auditionee while they perform. The idea is that they are judged purely on their voice rather than their overall look – like  the X Factor.

If the coaches like what they hear, they hit the red button in front of them and their chair turns round so they can see the hopeful.

Once the audition is finished the performer chooses which coach they want as theirs – if more than one has turned round.

Once they are through, they go to the battle phase, then the knockouts and onto the live shows.

What is the prize?

The winner gets a £100,000 prize and a record deal with Republic Records.