The Voice Kids contestants: Meet tonight's youngsters at the first auditions

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The Voice UK Kids starts tonight on ITV and here are the first set of contestants hoping to get the coaches turning.

Presented by Emma Willis, the new series is open to talented young soloists between the ages of seven and 14.

Just like the main show, they'll be singing to the backs of the coaches hoping to convince them to turn around with just their voices.

On the panel for The Voice Kids are pop princess Pixie Lott, McFly frontman Danny Jones and global music star will.i.am, who returns to his big red chair fresh from his stint on The Voice UK.

The Voice Kids judges
The Voice Kids judges

The youngsters will perform alongside a live band in the hope of getting the judges to hit their buzzers.

If a coach turns, they win that act for their team and if more than one coach spins then the contestant decides which team to join.

Unlike in the main show, after the performance all the coaches’ chairs turn whether they hit the buzzers or not so they can give feedback and encouragement.

The Voice UK Kids judges
The Voice UK Kids judges

Meet tonight's contestants on The Voice Kids UK below...

The Voice Kids contestants

13-year-old Ryan from Fareham performs Hey There Delilah by The Plain White T's.

13-year-old Jessica from Essex performs Somebody To Love by Queen.

14-year-old Adam from Shannon performs When You Love Someone by James TW.

11-year-old Charlotte from London performs The Greatest by Sia.

12-year-old Chi from London performs Oh Happy Day from Sister Act 2.

10-year-old Lil' T from Leicester performs Shutdown by Skepta.

13-year-old Jude from Port Talbot performs Treasure by Bruno Mars.

8-year-old Leah from Surrey performs Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.

Lil' T  and Will.i.am - The Voice Kids
Lil' T and Will.i.am

13-year-old Riccardo from Rochdale performs Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen [The Jennifer Hudson version].

12-year-old Courtney from Hartlepool performs Nutbush City Limits by Ike & Tina Turner.

The Voice UK Kids 2017 airs tonight at 7:45PM on ITV.

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