The Voice UK (series 1)
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Series 1
Broadcast from 27 March - 2 June 2012
Tom Jones
Jessie J
Danny O'Donoghue
Presenters Holly Willoughby
Reggie Yates
Network BBC One
Winner Leanne Mitchell
Runner-up Bo Bruce
Tyler James
Previous None
Next Series 2

The Voice UK is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The first series began on 24 March 2012 and ended on 2 June 2012. The show was co-presented by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates on BBC One. The series was won by Leanne Mitchell, who was on Sir Tom Jones' team.

Teams Edit

Coaches Artists
Tyler James Jaz Ellington Frances Wood Joelle Moses Sophie Griffin
Heshima Thompson Jay Norton Kate Read Jenny Jones J Marie Cooper
Jessie J
Vince Kidd Becky Hill Toni Warne Cassius Henry Ruth-Ann St. Luce
Jessica Hammond Indie & Pixie Kirsten Joy David Faulkner Ben Kelly
Sir Tom Jones
Leanne Mitchell Ruth Brown Matt & Sueleen Adam Isaac Samuel Buttery
Barbara Bryceland Deniece Pearson Lindsey Butler Denise Morgan Aundrea Nyle
Danny O'Donoghue
Bo Bruce Max Milner David Julien Aleks Josh Hannah Berney
Vince Freeman Bill Downs John James Newman Emmy J Mac Murray Hockridge


Episode 3 (7 April)Edit

The third blind audition episode was broadcast on 7 April 2012.

Order Artist Age Song Coaches and artists choices Jessie Tom Danny
1 Joelle Moses 21 "Rolling in the Deep"
2 Jay Norton 24 "I Need a Dollar"
3 Allyson Brown 29 "Somebody Else's Guy"
4 Leanne Mitchell 28 "If I Were a Boy"
5 Cassius Henry 32 "Closer"
6 Denise Morgan 31 "Love Song"
7 Murray Hockridge 47 "You Give Me Something"
8 Hannah Berney 20 "You and I"
9 Cris Grixti 31 "Forget You"
10 Bill Downs 23 "She Said"
11 Kate Read 19 "True Colors"
12 Kirsten Joy 25 "Heaven"
13 Ruth-Ann St. Luce 18 "Run"
14 Alys Williams 24 "Someone like You"
15 Nathan James 23 "Livin' on a Prayer"
16 Tyler James 27 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"
17 Bo Bruce 28 "Without You"

Battle roundsEdit

Colour key
       Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Live shows
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated

Episode 1 (21 April)Edit

The first of two battle rounds premiered on 21 April 2012.

Order Coach Artists Song
1 Jenny Jones Joelle Moses "I'm Every Woman"
2 Danny O'Donoghue Max Milner Bill Downs "Beggin'"
3 Tom Jones Samuel Buttery Aundrea Nyle "A Little Less Converstaion"
4 Jessie J Kirsten Joy Toni Warne "Think"
5 Danny O'Donoghue Vince Freeman Bo Bruce "With or Without You"
6 Tyler James Heshima Thompson "Yeah 3x"
7 Jessie J Jessica Hammond Vince Kidd "We Found Love"
8 Jaz Ellington Jay Norton "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
9 Tom Jones Ruth Brown Deniece Pearson "No One"

Episode 2 (22 April)Edit

The second of two battle rounds premiered on 22 April 2012.

Order Coach Artists Song
1 Jessie J Cassius Henry David Faulkner "Beat It"
2 Tom Jones Barbara Bryceland Leanne Mitchell "The Edge of Glory"
3 Frances Wood Kate Read "Ironic"
4 Danny O'Donoghue Aleks Josh Emmy J Mac "Broken Strings"
5 Jessie J Ruth-Ann St. Luce Ben Kelly "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
6 Tom Jones Matt & Sueleen Lindsey Butler "Born to Run"
7 Danny O'Donoghue Hannah Berney Murray Hockridge "Kids"
8 Jessie J Becky Hill Indie & Pixie "Irreplaceable"
9 Tom Jones Denise Morgan Adam Isaac "Use Somebody"
10 Sophie Griffin J Marie Cooper "Firework"
11 Danny O'Donoghue David Julien John James Newman "Dakota"

Live ShowsEdit

Week 1 (28 & 29 April)Edit

The first live show aired on 28 April 2012 - with Team Tom and Team performing.

  • Group performance(s): The Voice UK Coaches – "Beautiful Day"; Team Jessie and Team Danny – "You Get What You Give" / "Don't Stop the Music"
  • Musical guest: Lana Del Rey ("Blue Jeans")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Joelle Moses "I'm Goin' Down" Bottom two
2 Tom Jones Samuel Buttery "A Little Respect" Eliminated
3 Frances Wood "Ain't Nobody" Safe
4 Tom Jones Adam Isaac "All My Life" Safe
5 Jaz Ellington "At Last" Safe
6 Tom Jones Leanne Mitchell "Who Knew" Safe
7 Sophie Griffin "Titanium" Eliminated
8 Tom Jones Matt & Sueleen "Go Your Own Way" Bottom two
9 Tyler James "Higher Love" Safe
10 Tom Jones Ruth Brown "Get Here" Safe

Week 2 (5 & 6 May) Edit

The second live show aired on 5 May 2012 - with Team Jessie and Team Danny performing.

  • Group performance(s): Team – "Higher"; Team Tom – "Higher Ground"
  • Musical guest: Emeli Sandé ("My Kind of Love")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Jessie J Toni Warne "Proud Mary" Bottom two
2 Danny O'Donoghue Max Milner "Free Fallin" Bottom two
3 Jessie J Ruth-Ann St. Luce "Promise This" Eliminated
4 Danny O'Donoghue Hannah Berney "Cry Me a River/Cry Me a River" Eliminated
5 Jessie J Vince Kidd "Always on My Mind" Safe
6 Danny O'Donoghue Aleks Josh "Dream a Little Dream of Me" Safe
7 Jessie J Cassius Henry "Paradise" Safe
8 Danny O'Donoghue David Julien "Sweet Disposition" Safe
9 Jessie J Becky Hill "Good Luck" Safe
10 Danny O'Donoghue Bo Bruce "Running Up that Hill" Safe

Week 3 (12 & 13 May) Edit

The third live show aired on Saturday 12 May 2012 - with Team Tom and Team performing. Both judges had to eliminate two of their artists, leaving them with two each for the semi-final shows.

  • Group performance(s): Team Tom with Tom Jones – "Hit the Road Jack"; Team with – "Gold Digger" / "Just Can't Get Enough"; Team Jessie – "Canned Heat"; Team Danny – "Starlight"
  • Musical guest: Scissor Sisters ("Only the Horses")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Tom Jones Leanne Mitchell "I Put a Spell on You" Bottom three
2 Frances Wood "Show Me Love" Eliminated
3 Tom Jones Matt & Sueleen "Missing" Eliminated
4 Joelle Moses "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Eliminated
5 Tom Jones Ruth Brown "Next to Me" Safe
6 Tyler James "Sign Your Name" Bottom three
7 Tom Jones Adam Isaac "High and Dry" Eliminated
8 Jaz Ellington "Just the Way You Are/Just the Way You Are" Safe

Week 4 (19 & 20 May)Edit

The fourth live show was on Saturday 19 May 2012 - with Team Danny and Team Jessie performing. Both judges had to eliminate two of their artists, leaving them with two each for the semi-final shows.

  • Group performance(s): Team Jessie with Jessie J – "We Are Young"; Team Danny with Danny O'Donoghue – "Somebody That I Used To Know"; Team Tom – "Shake It Out"; Team – "Roxanne"
  • Musical guest: Paloma Faith ("Picking Up the Pieces")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Danny O'Donoghue Max Milner "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" Bottom three
2 Jessie J Cassius Henry "Turning Tables" Eliminated
3 Danny O'Donoghue Bo Bruce "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" Safe
4 Jessie J Vince Kidd "My Love Is Your Love" Safe
5 Danny O'Donoghue Aleks Josh "Better Together" Eliminated
6 Jessie J Becky Hill "Seven Nation Army" Bottom three
7 Danny O'Donoghue David Julien "She Will Be Loved" Eliminated
8 Jessie J Toni Warne "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Eliminated

Week 5: Semi-final (26 & 27 May)Edit

The fifth live show aired on 26 May 2012, with all teams performing. The public then chose one artist from each team to advance to the final. For the first time in the series, Cheryl's performance was live on Saturday's show, but Kylie's performance was broadcast on Sunday's results show. It was also the first time there were two special musical guests.

  • Group performance(s): The Voice UK Final 8 – "You're the Voice"
  • Musical guests: Cheryl Cole ("Call My Name"), Kylie Minogue ("Timebomb")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Tom Jones Ruth Brown "The Voice Within" Eliminated
2 Jessie J Vince Kidd Back to Black" Safe
3 Danny O'Donoghue Max Milner "Every Breath You Take" Eliminated
4 Jaz Ellington "Let It Be" Eliminated
5 Tom Jones Leanne Mitchell "Run to You" Safe
6 Jessie J Becky Hill "Like a Star" Eliminated
7 Danny O'Donoghue Bo Bruce "Charlie Brown" Safe
8 Tyler James "Bohemian Rhapsody" Safe

Week 6: Final (2 June)Edit

The final live show aired on 2 June 2012. Each coach had one artist each in their team, and for the first time in the series, each artist performed three songs: a solo number, a duet with their coach and their favourite song of the series.

  • Group performance(s): The Voice UK Coaches – Medley of "It's Not Unusual" / "Breakeven" / "Price Tag" / "Where Is the Love?"
  • Musical guests: Ed Sheeran ("Small Bump" ), Maroon 5 ("Payphone", "Moves Like Jagger")
Order Coach Artist First song Second song (duet) Third song Result
1 Danny O'Donoghue Bo Bruce "Nothing Compares 2 U" "Read All About It" "Charlie Brown" Runner-up
2 Tom Jones Leanne Mitchell "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" "Mama Told Me Not to Come" "Run to You" Winner
3 Tyler James "I'll Be There" "OMG" "Higher Love" Runner-up
4 Jessie J Vince Kidd "Many Rivers to Cross" "Nobody's Perfect" N/A (already eliminated) Fourth place


  • English singer-songwriter James Arthur auditioned for this series in 2011 but only made it as far as the Top 200. He went on to become the ninth winner of The X Factor in December 2012.