The premise is simple: the search for the UK’s next great voice. Only people with real vocal talent will be invited to blind auditions, where each artist auditions in front of four A-list coaches who sit with their back towards them. Unconcerned with appearance, their auditions are about one thing and one thing only: the voice.
The show's format is made up of three stages: the Blind Auditions, the Battles, and the Live Shows. See here for details of how it works, although since then they've upped it to 5 contestants per coach. Hopefully a good guide to the quality they found!
There's a whole bunch of gossip out there, here's a few links to be going on with - I'll be posting the interviews with all four coaches and both presenters shortly.
The judges perform together
Photos from the blind auditions
Danny O'Donoghue on Paul McCartney's influence
will.i.am causes a noise nuisance!
And to keep in touch with everything The Voice, you can follow them on Twitter @BBCTheVoiceUK and Facebook and via their own website