Talent scouts are heading to Preston to find 'The Voice'

Ruti Olajugbagbe, pictured centre
Ruti Olajugbagbe, pictured centre
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Talent scouts are descending on Preston to uncover a new vocal superstar to compete in next year’s ITV show The Voice UK.

They will be judging the best from the rest at an open mic night at The Ferret in Fylde Road on Tuesday, May 8 at 8pm.

It could be a window for talented hopefuls to win the chance of a lifetime, performing on TV and in front of music legends will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale.

In its call for performers ITVs website states: “The Voice is returning for 2019 and If you’re a solo performer, in a duo or a trio, we want to hear from you now.

“Show us what you’re made of by coming along to one of our Open Mic Nights.

“All singers will need to prepare one or two songs with a backing track or with a musical instrument - it’s up to you.

“Backing tracks will need to be on an electronic device.

“You must be at least 16 years of age on or before October 1, 2018 to take part.”

The search for the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer begins as The Voice UK launches on ITV.

This year’s winner Ruti Olajugbagbe has just scooped a record contract with Polydor Records.

For the talented few who get into the show Emma Willis will preside over the action as each vocalist, or singing duo, seeks to claim a place in one of the coaches’ teams at the blind auditions. For a full list of the 33 open mic nights announced so far and how to apply see itv.com/thevoice/open-mic-nights/are-you-the-voice-of-2019