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The Voice UK is holding auditions in Manchester city centre next week

You won't get to show off your vocal talents to the famous judges just yet though.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 7th July 2023

The Voice UK is holding auditions in Manchester city centre next week, and there’s still time to stick your name down.

If you’d consider yourself to have some pretty impressive pipes, and you reckon you’ve got what it takes to impress the producers of one of TV’s toughest singing shows with your vocal talents, then it’s probably worth knowing that ITV is holding auditions for the next series The Voice UK next week.

And it’s not too late to sign up either, if you fancy it.

Part of The Voice franchise, and based off the original Netherlands’ show of the same name, The Voice UK first hit our TV screens back in 2012, and since then, it has gone on to become a popular rival to other singing competition shows, and staple viewing for households nationwide, drawing in millions of viewers each series.

The show’s initial blind audition round sees hopeful singers of all ages take to the stage to perform their chosen songs for the four famous judges.

The Voice UK is holding auditions in Manchester city centre next week / Credit: ITV

Facing away from the artists, and without any previous knowledge of their looks, personalities, stage presence, dance routines, if a judge likes what they hear, then a button-press allows their chair to spin around to face the performer, which show’s they’re keen to mentor them.

If more than one judge’s chair turns, then the artist selects a coach – but if no coach turns, then the artist is sadly sent home.


Luckily though, next week’s Manchester auditions won’t be so brutal, as it’s just in front of the show’s producers.

Heading down to Access Creative College’s Manchester campus – which is on Oxford Street in the heart of the city centre – in the hopes of finding “the next singing sensation”, producers will be holding pre auditions next Thursday 13 July, and then, if performers actually get through to the TV series from there, this is when they’ll get to perform for current judges Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and

The Voice UK judges, Anne-Marie, Sir Tom Jones, and Olly Murrs / Credit: ITV

Members of the public from across Greater Manchester are welcome to apply, and will just need to perform one song for the producers.


“The Voice is looking for people aged 16 and over to audition for the next series,” explained Ian Johnson – who is the Head of Music Industry Partnerships for Access Creative College.

“We have spaces available for members of the public and they need to register with me via my email and then I can send them details.

“They just need one song to audition.”

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Up for it then? If you would like to audition for the next series of The Voice UK, then you’ll just need to email [email protected] to book a slot.

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