With the end of one singing talent contest (the X Factor), so another begins when The Voice UK 2019 launches tonight.
Fans of the show will be pleased that there are no major changes to the well oiled format with the hopefuls auditioning to the back of the celebrity coaches’ chairs, who are facing the audience.
If one of the coaches likes what they hear they bash their big red buzzer and their chair swings round so they can see the auditionee for the first time.
However for the first time, this year trios will be allowed to audition as well as duos and individuals , which could introduce an exciting new level of competition.
The coaches this year returning are legendary Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones, X Factor’s Olly Murs, US warbler Jennifer Hudson and of course, the rapper / producer extraordinaire will.i.am.
Taking on hosting duties once more is telly fav Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis.
Here’s what you need to know about the launch and how long it runs for.
What time is The Voice UK 2019 on tonight?
The four coaches
- The Voice’s Jennifer Hudson reveals this year’s huge twist in rules shake-up
The show launches on Saturday January 5 on ITV1 at 8pm until 9.35pm.
ITV will be hoping this series is a huge success, especially since it’s going directly up against the BBC’s brand new, much hyped dancing talent contest, The Greatest Dancer.
Anyone who misses it can watch it on plus 1 or on the ITVPlayer.
How long does the series run for?
The show will run for 14 episodes (13 weeks) and therefore finishes on Saturday April 6, when the winner of The Voice UK 2019 will be announced.
The Voice UK 2019
When does it start?
Huge show shake-up
Who won last year?
Where are the winners now?