The chil­dren take cen­tre stage as we

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SOME­TIMES, we just need to watch fun telly – and that’s ex­actly what The Voice Kids is.

The STV tal­ent show – a spinoff from The Voice – gives seven to 14-year-olds the op­por­tu­nity to get up on stage and im­press with their singing skills.

The se­ries, which is pre­sented by Emma Wil­lis, starts with blind au­di­tions, in which the pint-sized con­tes­tants per­form in front of four celebrity ‘coaches’ (this year, the line-up is will.i.am, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Paloma Faith).

Sit­ting in big red chairs, the stars press a but­ton if they like what they hear, which swivels them round so they can see the face be­hind the voice.

The suc­cess­ful au­di­tion­ees then have bat­tle rounds to make it through, be­fore the semi-fi­nals and fi­nal. The prize at stake? A dream hol­i­day for them and their fam­ily, plus a £30,000 bur­sary to­wards their mu­si­cal ed­u­ca­tion.

Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas front­man, has been work­ing on The Voice UK since 2012, and has starred in ev­ery se­ries of The Voice Kids.

“The other show is great but there’s some­thing that the kids

The Voice Kids judges

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