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The Voice UK Season 1

SEASON 1 - 2012

The Voice UK is a British television talent show based on The Voice of Holland created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. It began its eleven-week run in March 2012 on the BBC network in the United Kingdom. The judging panel was Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am with Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby as presenters. The show involves artists drawn from public auditions, and is part of The Voice franchise. It is produced by Shed Media's Wall to Wall as well as Dutch production company Talpa Productions.

There are four different stages to the show: producers' auditions, Blind auditions, Battle phase and live shows. Producers' auditions for participants began in October 2011 with five events in London, two events in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff, and one event in Belfast. The TV show "blind" auditions were held at the BBC Television Centre, and broadcast for the first four weeks of the series. The Battle Phase was broadcast over two nights during the weekend of 21–22 April. The winner of The Voice UK received £100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic.