The Voice UK 2017: Watch first blind auditions as Jason Jones sings for coaches

here's a look at the first EVER blind audition on The Voice UK 2017 on ITV.

In a preview clip from Saturday night's first show we see Jason Jones, 31, singing Pillow Talk by Zayn Malik.

Jason and all the other auditionees on The Voice UK have just 90 seconds to persuade the coaches to turn for them with only their voice in order to make it into the next round.

In the clip, Jason's voices causes an immediate reaction on the panel but will any of the judges be impressed enough to press their buttons?

Or could Jason be the unfortunate first victim of a new twist in the blind auditions? This year if no coaches turn then they stay facing away from the stage, as the unlucky act walks off without ever speaking to them.

The switch up to the audition is just one of many changes made by ITV to the series.

On the coaching line up, ITV have undone the BBC's controversial work to bring back Sir Tom Jones to the show alongside Will.i.am and two new names: American singer Jennifer Hudson and British rocker Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush.

There's also a brand new look set and more live shows, with the knockout rounds to be aired live this year.

Another change is in the prize: The winner of The Voice UK 2017 will scoop a life changing record contract with music giants Polydor Records. The label is home to global music stars Take That and Ellie Goulding, as well as The 1975 and Years & Years.

But will any of the tweaks make for a better show?

The Voice UK 2017 starts this Saturday night, January 7 on ITV from 7PM.

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