ITV announced today that The Voice UK’s 11th series is set to air in 2022.
Anne Marie, Olivier Mers, Sir Tom Jones and Will IAM will re-enact their role as superstar coaches in search of ITV for the realization of the UK’s next song.
The judges will once again take their seats in the iconic spinning chairs, while much-loved host Emma Wallace will return to greet the nervous hopefuls in her terrific auditions.
Those who dream of becoming the nation’s new musical darling will take to the stage in the hope that a recording contract will be awarded with the world-renowned universal label, UMOD.
In an ITV statement, chart-topping judge Anne Marie said: “It’s great to be back! I had the most amazing time of the last series, and I’m so excited to be back in my big red chair. “
The 31-year-old Brit Award-winning American pop singer replaced Meghan Trainer on the show for the 10th series this year. She also coached the winning Craig Eddy.
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“Winning Craig’s last series was a special moment and I am determined to retain my crown!”
In addition to the traditional rounds of the audition process, a new feature has been added to keep next year’s contestants at their fingertips.
Callbacks will look forward to the winners who made it through the blind audition stage and looked great in the semi-finals.
Returning as judge and vice coach for the fifth year in a row, Olivier Mers revealed: “I can’t wait to see the Voice UK family again! We always enjoy making shows and I’m sure this series is no exception. It won’t happen. ”
Murs, 37, coached Blessing Anatoria along with 2019 winner Molly Hawking, who won the show in 2020.
He warned: “Need to see Anne Marie because I’m taking back the title in this series!”
Sir Tom Jones has ruled out Voice UK since its premiere on BBC One in 2012.
He admitted: “Every time I come back to Voice UK studios, my expectations are exceeded.”
Jones coached Series 1 and Series 7 winners Lian Mitchell and Ruti Olajgbagbi.
The 81-year-old national treasurer said: “I love listening to unknown singers and can’t wait to see what I see right now!”
Returning to the infamous wheelchair is American pop thriller and former Black Eyed Peas, Will IM, who revealed: “I’m so excited to be back in my second home, the UK, as we film The next series of Voice UK. ”
The 46-year-old rapper, songwriter and record producer has decided with Jones since the first series aired in 2012. Since then, however, he has coached only one winner, Series 3’s Jermaine Jackman.
“Discovering fresh and unique voices is about this show, so I’m looking forward to meeting the next wave in the UK,” he said.
Katie Raw Cliff, head of the entertainment commission at ITV, added: “Voice UK is one of our most successful and favorite formats at ITV. We expect this new series to be full of incredible talent, great performances and lots of laughter.
“We can’t wait to bring the audience all the warmth and heart that Voice has to offer.”
Those who want to apply for the 2022 The Voice UK series can do so online here. https://www.itv.com/thevoice/apply..