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Producers and scouts from the BBC’s ‘The Voice’ visited ACM, The Academy of Contemporary Music in the search for new talent to appear on series three of the popular primetime talent show.
Despite the show still searching for the winner for the second series, BBC executives were keen to commission a third series of the show, which seeks to find the next big unsigned vocal talent from across the UK.
“The Voice is always on the lookout for talented singers and welcome anyone and any genre to apply for the show. Before the open auditions we travel around the UK to meet potential singers who would be interested in auditioning for the show. We decided to come to ACM as they have a fantastic reputation for producing brilliant performers.”
Francesca Palmer Producer of The Voice
Students were asked to prepare two covers to perform either with a backing track, a cappella or with accompaniment in order to show off their voice.
ACM has previously been represented on the Voice by vocal alumni Kirsten Joy, Indie Murton and Pixie Highley with other contestants Becky Hill and Kate Read visiting ACM to consider studying a full time course.
”I think nerves are something every musician has to deal with when approaching an audition. However, I was instantly put at ease by the Industry Link staff and felt their encouragement and enthusiasm which helped me carry out a confident audition in a relaxed, yet professional environment.”
Olivia Boyle ACM Student & Auditionee
About the Voice
The Voice UK is a British television talent show created by John de Mol and based on the concept The Voice of Holland. It began its eleven-week run in March 2012 on BBC One.