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The Voice UK Season 2

SEASON 2 - 2013

The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The show was hosted by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates on BBC One. On 13 November 2012, it was confirmed that all four coaches from last season would return. The shows Blind Auditions moved to MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester. It was also confirmed that the Live show format would be tweaked for this series. Changes included the cut back from six live shows in series 1 to only three live shows. The prerecorded results show would also be dropped instead results given the same night as the performances.

The blind auditions began in Salford, Manchester on 14 December 2012 at MediaCityUK after moving from BBC Television Centre in London. This year's battle rounds featured a new "steal" twist. After each battle round the losing artist then pitched to the other three coaches on why they should join their team. It was then up to the coach (who had a limited amount of time) to press their red button to steal the artist. They could press their button as many times as they liked but were only allowed to steal one artist. If more than one coach wanted to steal the same artist then it was up to the artist to decide which team to join.

The recording of the knockout rounds took place at The Fountain Studios on 21 February 2013 and aired on 1st and 2nd June 2013. Before each knockout round the coach chose one artist from their team to get a "fast pass" to the live shows, the remaining six artists from that team were then split up into two groups of three. At the end of each knockout round the coach then decided out of the three artists who wins, and therefore made up their three artists to take to the live shows.

The live performance shows aired live from Pinewood Studios and run for three consecutive weeks, beginning on 7 June 2013. The first live show featured a medley of performances from last year's winner and finalists, Leanne Mitchell, Bo Bruce, Vince Kidd and Tyler James and a performance by guest Tom Odell. Avril Lavigne and Beady Eye will performed during the semi-final on 15 June. Michael Bublé and Dizzee Rascal featuring Robbie Williams performed on the final on 22 June 2013.

The series was won by Andrea Begley from Team Danny on 22 June 2013.