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The Voice: First look

The BBC has released a first look picture from forth-coming reality show, The Voice.

The image shows the four coaches, Sir Tom Jones, singer Jessie J, Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue at ‘blind auditions’.

All four will have their backs to the stage and will have to base their choices on vocal ability alone.

If a coach likes what they hear, they hit a button which turns their chair to face the artist who will then land a place on that coach’s team.

However, if more than one chair turns, the power changes and the auditionee gets to choose which mentor they think is right for them.

The show’s format also includes Battle Rounds, where contestants go head to head against their own team, and the Live Shows.

Each week, the artists that have made it through the previous rounds will perform in front of a live studio audience and face the public vote.

They will fight it out until only one artist is left to be crowned winner of The Voice UK.

The Voice will be presented by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates and is set to air in Spring 2012.

The coaches at 'blind auditions'

Related: Final Voice line-up confirmed
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Artists confirmed for Jubilee concert

The concert has been organised by Gary and the BBC

Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran are among the names confirmed to play at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June.

The event – which will take place in front of Buckingham Palace – will be a joint venture run by the BBC and singer Gary Barlow.

Barlow said he “can’t wait” for the event, explaining:

“The Diamond Jubilee concert will celebrate the 60 years of The Queen’s reign with an amazing line-up of world-class artists coming together to play at one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows in recent years.

“It’s going to be a fantastic event which transcends multiple decades of music. It’ll be a great, unique, experience for the thousands attending, watching on TV and listening on Radio.”

JLS, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland and Sir Cliff Richard have also been announced as part of the line-up, with more names to be revealed nearer the time.

Ten thousand free tickets will be available to members of the public and can be applied for online and by post between 7 February and 2 March.

Those chosen at random by the ballot will be invited to attend both the concert and a Jubilee Picnic in the Buckingham Palace Garden.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC One HD and on BBC Radio Two in the UK and to millions around the world. Viewers in the United States will be able to watch exclusive highlights on ABC the next day.

In June 2002, two concerts were held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

For tickets and more information, visit bbc.co.uk/diamondjubilee

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Sheeran leads BRIT nominations

New-comer Ed is up for four awards

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leads the nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards, with four nods in total.

The 20-year-old star is up for Best Breakthrough Act, Best Male, Best Single for his track The A Team and Best Album for his debut record, +.

He will go up against the likes of James Morrison, Noel Gallagher, James Blake and Professor Green in the Best Male Category and is one of ten tracks up for Best Single this year.

Singer Jessie J also came away from the BRIT launch event on 12 January with multiple nominations, receiving Best Female, Best Breakthrough and Best Single nods.

Organisers also announced that Adele is scheduled to perform at this year’s live ceremony. It is her first confirmed live performance since she underwent throat surgery last year.

The singer is up for three awards herself, Best Female, Best Single for Someone Like You and Best Album for 21.

Other nominees include Coldplay for Best Album and Best Group, Laura Marling for Best Female and Lana Del Rey for Best International Breakthrough.

Rockers Blur will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

The BRITS will take place on 21 February, with the ceremony presented by comedian James Corden.

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Final Voice line-up confirmed

Jones and O'Donoghue complete line-up

Music legend Sir Tom Jones and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue have been confirmed as coaches on new BBC reality show, The Voice.

The duo will join Jessie J and will.i.am to claim the last two remaining places and complete the line-up.

Sir Tom, who had his first hit in 1965 with It’s Not Unusual, said:

“I’m excited about The Voice, and thrilled to be participating as a Coach. This is a strong show; it’s all about talent – but it’s also exciting, competitive and compelling television.

“I’ve been blessed over the years to share the stage with some of the world’s finest artists, and I look forward to being part of the team that discovers a great, new, genuine talent.”

Lead singer of Irish band The Script, O’Donoghue also expressed his excitement, saying:

“I’m a massive fan of The Voice, so to be involved as a coach is amazing.

“This is a show unlike any other because it puts vocal ability first above all else. I look forward to putting my team together and battling it out with the other coaches to see who wins this unique, credible competition. I’m in it to win it!”

The Voice will be presented by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates and is set to air in Spring 2012.

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Willoughby, Yates to present The Voice

Holly and Reggie to front show

Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been confirmed as hosts for new BBC talent show, The Voice.

The programme, which is set to start in the Spring, uses blind auditions to judge acts on their vocals alone.

Willoughby is best-known for presenting ITV1′s This Morning, while Reggie currently hosts the chart show on Radio One.

Holly, who recently quit as host of Dancing on Ice, expressed her excitement at bagging the role, telling the BBC:

“When it launched in America I watched one of the shows and thought it was just a fantastic format.

“When I heard it was coming to the UK I thought to myself how incredible it would be to be a part of it.

“It’s going to be one roller coaster of a ride and I can’t wait to get started!”

The BBC has also signed up singer Jessie J as a mentor on the show.

The Voice originally began in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland and features three key stages; blind auditions, battle rounds and live performances.

The show’s format proved popular and has since been sold to over 30 countries world-wide.

Related: Dancing on Ice: Holly out, Christine in
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Jessie J triumphs at MOBOs

Four awards for Jessie

Jessie J has dominated this year’s MOBO Awards, taking home prizes in four out of the five categories in which she was nominated.

The Who’s Laughing Now singer won Best UK Act, Best Newcomer, Best Album for Who You Are and Best Song for her debut hit, Do it Like a Dude.

Jessie only missed out on the prize for Best Video, which was awarded to Tinchy Stryder and Dappy for their song, Spaceship.

The 24-year-old star, born Jessica Cornish, thanked her fans after picking up the award for Best Album, saying:

“I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no-one knew who I was.”

She was also praised by the founder of the awards Kanya King for her performance which opened the show.

Adele was also among the winners on the night, picking up the Best R&B/Soul accolade at the event, which was held in Glasgow.

Tinie Tempah won the Best Hip Hop prize and Bajan singer Rihanna came away with the Best International Star award.

The night also featured a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse led by her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield.

This year’s MOBO Awards were hosted by Jason Derülo and Alesh Dixon and took place at Glasgow’s SECC.

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Jessie J to coach on The Voice

Jessie confirmed as first Voice coach

Jessie J has been revealed as the first celebrity coach for new reality show, The Voice.

The Price Tag singer confirmed the news this morning on Chris Moyles’ Radio One Breakfast Show by way of a yes or no guessing game.

Jessie, who featured on the X Factor this weekend as Tulisa’s aide, explained the ‘blind auditions’ format to listeners.

She also confirmed that the UK version would be similar to the format broadcast in the US and would feature four coaches – who are both mentors and judges to the acts – with each choosing ten performers after facing away from them while they sing.

She praised the ‘blind audition’ theory, telling Moyles:

“I do think sometimes that a lot of people don’t audition for these shows because… they don’t feel they look like a popstar. I can’t wait, I’m so excited about it.”

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, said in a statement that he is “absolutely delighted” that The Voice will be coming to the BBC:

“It’s a big, exciting and warm-hearted series and will be a fantastic Saturday night event on BBC One.”

The series will consist of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase and live performance shows. Each judge has the length of the auditionee’s performance to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team.

If two or more judges want the same singer then the singer gets to choose which coach they want to work with.

Jessie did not reveal the identities of any of the other four coaches, however Cheryl Cole, Charlotte Church, Dannii Minogue and Lenny Kravitz have all been linked to the show.

Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine all feature as coaches on the US version of the programme, which has proved to be a massive hit over in the States.

Open auditions for The Voice begin in London on 31 October 2011, continuing across the UK throughout November.

The Voice is set to premiere on BBC One in spring 2012.

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Jessie J announces new single

Jessie will release Who You Are

Jessie J has confirmed that the next single to be released from her debut album will be title track, Who You Are.

The singer has had a phenomenal year, winning the Brits Critics Choice award 2011, racking up 16 global Number 1 hits and selling over 2 million copies of her album.

She’s also set to appear on the X Factor this weekend as Tulisa’s aide, helping the judge to pick out four groups to take through to the live stages.

Jessie was recently forced to drop out of supporting Katy Perry on her US tour due to injury, but with her broken foot now on the mend, she’s set to embark on her own tour this October.

Who You Are will be available for download from 7 November 2011.

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Jessie J replaced by Ellie Goulding

Jessie replaced by Ellie Goulding

Singer Jessie J is apparently “in tears” following news that she has been replaced by Ellie Goulding as Katy Perry’s support act on her California Dreams tour.

The Price Tag star was scheduled to open for Perry over in the US this November, but was forced to pull out to give her broken foot more time to heal.

Jessie took to her Twitter page to break the news, posting:

“Having a cry about having to pull out of the Katy Perry tour.

“I am as upset as my #heartbeats (fans) believe me. My foot is just not healing as well as I hoped.”

Doctors have previously told he 23-year-old to cut down her busy schedule to allow her foot to heal properly.

Ellie Goulding, who performed at the Royal wedding back in April, has already been confirmed to replace Jessie, playing five shows in Hartford, Las Vegas, New York, Oakland and Los Angeles.

Perry responded to the news and sent her best wishes to Jessie via her Twitter profile, tweeting:

“Please welcome @elliegoulding to the #CaliforniaDreamsTour this November! @jessiejofficial hope you feel better soon!”

Katy will start the UK leg of her popular tour in Sheffield on 12 October.

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Jessie J leads MOBOs

Five nominations

Jessie J is leading the way when it comes to this year’s MOBO award’s, with five nominations in total.

The Price Tag singer is up for Best Album, Best Newcomer and Best UK Act, alongside Best Video and Best Song.

Jessie, whose real name is Jessica Cornish, expressed her delight at the news via her Twitter page, posting:

“What amazing news to come home to!! :D wooo hooo!”

She also released a statement, saying she feels “honoured to be nominated”.

The 23-year-old will face tough competition from the likes of Adele, who has four nominations herself in the Best UK Act, Best Album, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Song categories.

Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32 are also among the acts up for four awards at the ceremony, which will see live performances from Jessie, Katy B and Alexis Jordan.

The 2011 MOBO Awards will be co-presented by Jason Derulo and will take place in Glasgow on 5 October.

Winners are decided by public vote, which is up and running on the MOBO Award website.

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