FIRST LOOK: Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, Will.i.am Get Ready For 'The Voice'

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Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue are in the hot seats for 'The Voice'
Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue are in the hot seats for 'The Voice'

This is our first chance to check out the space-age set for BBC One's The Voice, which is set to hit our screens in the coming weeks.

The picture shows The Script's Danny O'Donoghue, singers Tom Jones and Jessie J, and uber-producer Will.i.am sitting in their hot seats where they will preside over a host of wannabe pop stars of varying ability.

Contestants are chosen through "blind" auditions, with the star names sitting with their backs to the wannabes allowing their abilities rather than their looks to shine through.

A spokesman said: "How you look, what you wear, your age, your size, your personality - none of that counts. In this competition, all that matters is your voice."

At the audition stage, each of the hopefuls takes to the stage and performs their chosen song for the coaches, each of whom is facing the other direction. If a coach is impressed, they hit a button which spins their chair to bring them face to face with the artist who lands a place on that coach's team.

However, if more than one chair turns, the contestant then chooses between coaches.

Each team will consist of ten singers who will then be trained by their coach for the next stage of the contest to begin.

Later weeks will see the contestants going head-to-head with their own team mates in a sing-off in front of the studio audience, with their own coach choosing who should be sent home.

Eventually Tom, Will, Jessie and Danny will be left with five singers each to go through to live rounds where viewers will go on to decide the winner.

The victor will land a recording deal.