The Voice Battle Rounds kick off this Saturday and not only can we look forward to some amazing duets and tense debates and decisions, but we will also get out first glimpse of the new celebrity mentors.
It was announced earlier this month that Ana Matronic, Paloma Faith, Cerys Matthews and Dante Santiago were all drafted in to assist the coaches after the blind auditions and they helped the stars prepare their acts for the dangerous duets, by giving them vocal coaching and performance tips during a string of master classes.
The Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic joined Team Jessie for the workshops and Northern Irish singer Ben Kelly revealed that he was so excited to meet the red head, that he slightly sidelined his own coach in the process.
Paloma Faith helped out on Team Danny and in an interview with Digital Spy today, admitted that she liked the premise of the BBC show, because it’s performers are ‘cultivated’ and don’t have looks, songs and styles forced on them.
will.i.am was joined by his long time friend and collaborator Dante Santiago. The singer and producer was in a band with Will in the mid 1990′s and narrowly missed out on joining thr Black Eyed Peas, as he was replaced with Jaime Gomez (Taboo) just as the band changed it’s name and direction. However, he and Will have remained close and in fact, it was Dante who introduced Will.i.am to his current bandmate Fergie.
Tom Jones was joined by his old friend Cerys Matthews for Battle Rounds. The ex-Catatonia singer has worked with her fellow Welsh singing legend before, having collaborated with Jones on his single titled “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
Check out our gallery of pictures of the guest mentors below and tell us, who are you most looking forward to seeing on Saturday and Sunday night?