The Voice UK review: Nicole Dennis, Lonnie Donegan’s son Peter rocks blind auditions

Voice UKTonight, The Voice UK premiere is here on ITV! You’ve been waiting for this season for a while, but wait no more. We’ve got new blind auditions tonight, and with that an opportunity to look at who we think are the best and brightest on the night.

New Video – We discuss tonight’s performances at the bottom of this article! For more, be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube.

As this is our premiere review, be sure to refresh this article for more updates! Note that we’re not giving you much of a take on the opening number — hard to really evaluate that, no? We’re here to discuss the contestants a little bit more.

Michael Platt – Our first contestant on the night, and we do think that there’s some potential for him to take on a number of different styles — he’s soulful, but he also has some pop vibes. He’s a singing fireman and we definitely do think that the public would love him! To the surprise of no one (he’s Welsh), he is on Team Tom Jones.

Freya Ridings – She was the first person on the season without a chair-turn and we do think that she has some rather-nice qualities to her voice. She has an airiness that is rather nice and she’s still very young. Her big issue was nerves and not really being into the song. (Side note: We hate that the coaches on this show don’t get to offer any advice.)

Remember Monday – Why would you want to remember Monday? It’s the worst day of the week! Of course, other than that they had some really nice harmonies throughout this “Kiss from a Rose” performance from start to finish. They were a little sharp at times, but they did get all four chairs to turn around — not bad for the first trio. Team Jennifer Hudson.

Breya May – Breya is a very-talented young singer who did a nice job with a rendition “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” She has natural shyness to her, but there is also a natural appeal. She’s relatable and you can see her being successful on a team to young people out there. Team will.i.am.

Liam Walker – This guy was INCREDIBLE and we will be angry about this no-chair turn for the rest of the season. While his “Landslide” wasn’t perfect and he was clearly nervous, there was a vulnerability and a storyteller here that would have fared very well across the remainder of the season.

Peter Donegan – His claim to fame on this show is that he is the son of legendary performer Lonnie Donegan — his father actually wrote a song for Sir Tom Jones! It makes sense that he is on Team Tom, and the two even shared a nice performance at the end of the episode with Peter on the piano — sure, this was more about Tom and Peter’s dad but he’s a rather nice singer in his own right.

Molly Hocking – It was pretty clear from the first moment that she started singing that Molly was going to be someone who Olly wanted, and he pretty much did everything that he could to win her over short from writing a blood contract for it. Now, he’s got his first person on his team. Team Olly.

Nicole Dennis – We’ve made our stance on The Greatest Showman songs really clear at this point — it’s overdone. Yet, there’s no question that she is an exceptional performer deserving of this opportunity. We also don’t care that she has singing experience on the West End. Kudos to her for not just doing a Jennifer Hudson song (though that still happened after the fact), thought it felt obvious she would end up on Jennifer Hudson’s team.

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