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'The Voice' UK: Digital Spy picks The Ones To Watch

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This is The Voice.... wah-wah-wah! *electric guitar twang* Are you as excited as us about the impending Voice UK Live Shows and Battle Rounds? Are you sad that you're going to be packing away your best swivel chair until next year?

If your answers to those two questions were 'Hell, yeah!' then keep reading, because we've used our best reality TV expertise (and guess work) to pick out the ten singers who we believe could go all the way in the competition.

Here are our ten Voice UK 'Ones To Watch' picks ahead of the Battle Rounds this weekend:

Aleks Josh
He'll be billed as a cheeky ladies' man with a good hip wiggle and wink in his repertoire, but there's much more to this lifeguard-turned-singer than a Frankie Cocozza-esque interest in women. His soft but warm vocal style might not be the most powerful in the competition, but despite what the coaches and show's producers would have you believe, there is more to winning this show than vocal acrobatics. Trust us.



Bo Bruce
She's got reality TV history (she appeared on Channel 4's Orange Act unSigned) and more importantly, her husky vocals are distinctive and enticing. She'll have to battle tabloid headlines about her posh family connections, but the Great British public will overlook any silver spoon upbringing if she can match her 'Without You' audition.



Joelle Moses
A former X Factor reject whose Blind Audition had the nation collectively pondering, 'What were you thinking, Simon Cowell?" Cool, sophisticated and a voice that doesn't appear to need any fine-tuning, she is one of the bookmakers' favourites for obvious reasons.



Vince Kidd
The most idiosyncratic of all the singers left in the show, Vince Kidd has showbiz backing (brother of a Saturday, former X Factor finalist) and a truly unique style. Whether his unsual vocals entertain or grate viewers remains to be seen, but he's a big enough character that he can't be ruled out at this stage.



J Marie Cooper
Her fiesty performance closed episode one and was the notable highlight of the first Blind Auditions show. She's got a huge range, vocal potential and plenty of showstopping tricks in her singing arsenal. If the public warm to her, she'll be a tough one to beat.



Jessica Hammond
Jessica was the first auditionee of the series and she remains the most-watched on YouTube, so she clearly hit the right note with The Voice UK's core fanbase. With unusual, almost indie vocal tones, she must be taken seriously if she reaches the Live Shows.



Jaz Ellington
Jaz's audition had Jessie J, will.i.am and probably several million viewers at home blubbing. The school teacher now has to live up to the hype of his 'Ordinary People' performance, but something tells us that this soulful gentle giant won't have any trouble maintaining his very high standards.



Ruth Brown
Sir Tom Jones's secret weapon, Ruth Brown is definitely one to watch out for in the latter stages of the competition. With lungs the size of Texas and a pure, powerful vocal, she knocked our socks off with her rendition of 'When Love Takes Over' at the auditions.



Becky Hill
The last member of Team Jessie, but by no means the least, Becky Hill blew us away with her powerful and controlled version of 'Ordinary People'. Confident, young, ambitious, she has the makings of a great popstar if she can find her musical niche.



Ben Kelly
Quirky pop vocals, impressive hair and a tasty pair of red trousers caught the eye during Ben's Blind Audition. Winning four spins from the coaches, the former YouTube star has the potential and mainstream appeal to step it up a level. He's a perfect match for coach Jessie as well.



The Voice UK airs on Saturday and Sunday (April 21/22) at 7pm on BBC One.

Who is your favourite Voice UK contestant? Share your verdict below!

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