Saturday 16 March saw the first week of the knockouts on The Voice UK 2019. The coaches after the battle rounds all had six acts remaining on their teams.
Week 1 of the knockouts saw three people from each team sing their hearts out to fight for a place in the semi-finals. We now know the first four people who will be going through to the semi-finals.
First up, three of Sir Tom’s acts sang before he made his decision. Tom’s assistant mentor this year was James Arthur. It was a tough decision for Tom as all of his acts gave it their all, and wanted to go through to the semi-final. The singers and their songs are as follows.
Deana Walmsley sung an amazing rendition of ‘dusk till dawn’ by Sia and Zayn. Roger Samuels sang ‘Grace’ by Lewis Capaldi, he forgot some of the words, however he carried on and gave his performance his all. Tom’s other act fighting in the knockouts for a place in the semi-finals was Equip to Overcome, they sang ‘when love takes over’ by David Guetta, ft. Kelly Rowland.
All three acts were amazing. However, only one act could be chosen to go through to the semi-finals. It was a tough decision for Sir Tom Jones, however, he chose Deana Walmsley to progress to the semi-final.
Watch Deana Walmsley’s Knockout performance below:
Next, it was Team Jennifer as three of her acts took to the stage. Jennifer’s assistant mentor this year was Olly Alexander from Years & Years.
As usual all acts were setting the standards high, and really fighting for their place in the competition. The singers and their songs were as follows.
Connie Lamb sang a wonderful rendition of ‘2002’ by Anne-Marie. Then Moya absolutely aced her performance of ‘Woman’, by Neneh Cherry. Then finally, Sarah Tucker sang an amazing rendition of ‘The Edge of Glory’, by Lady Gaga.
After all of the amazing performances, we was brought back to reality, as Emma Willis asked Jennifer to make her decision on the act going through to the semi-finals. In which she chose Moya to progress to the semi-final.
Watch Moya’s Knockout performance below:
The third group of acts to perform on Saturday were from Team Will, who’s assistant mentor was Nicole Scherzinger. His team’s song choices were:
NXTGEN chose ‘Runnin’, by Naughty Boy, ft. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin. Callum Butterworth sang ‘Mirrors’ by Justin Timberlake, and Gabriel Dryss sang, ‘Just Got Paid’ by Sigala, Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor and French Montana. All acts were amazing, and put their all into the performance, but as we know by now, only one could advance to the semi-final. Will.i.am chose NXTGEN to go through to the Semi-Final.
Watch NXTGEN’s Knockout performance below:
Last to perform on Saturday was Team Olly. Olly’s assistant mentor was Anne Marie.
Eva Campbell sang, ‘Unstoppable’, by SIA. Then Harrisen Larner-Main sang, ‘You Get What You Give’ by New Radicals. Finally, Jimmy Balito sang an emotional rendition of, ‘High and Dry’, by Radiohead. Olly Murs, chose Jimmy Balito as his first semi-final act.
Watch Jimmy Balito’s Knockout performance below:
The Voice UK 2019 knockout rounds continues, Saturday night on ITV where the next four semi-finalists will be confirmed. With the live shows starting March 30th
However, it is not the end. After the last knockouts episode has aired on the 23 March, the lifeline vote will open for viewers to select a wildcard act to join the eight confirmed semi-finalists. You will be able to vote within the Voice UK app. Terms and conditions of the voting will be available within the app.