Tiny talents win over viewers on The Voice Kids

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A line-up of pint-sized performers have won over viewers of The Voice Kids with their vocal talents.

The first episode of the junior version of the ITV talent contest aired tonight and won rave reviews from those tuning in.

Judged by Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and McFly's Danny Jones, the opening show featured a 12-year-old girl influenced by James Brown and Janis Joplin, a rendition of a Disney classic from The Little Mermaid, and a tiny rapper.

One viewer tweeted: "Never been fussed about the @voiceUKbbc before but the new kids version is sickkkkkkk omg so much flipping talent man!"

Another agreed: "I'm amazed at the talent & ability of these young "kids". Incredibly confident too. Should have no difficult getting stage careers."

Someone else added: "The voice kids is literally the best show I've watched in so long !!! I can not stop smiling ! They're all so amazing."

Another fan tweeted: "Watching The voice kids & I'm crying because these kids are so amazing but I'm also crying because it's a realisation that I have no talent."

Teon, a 10-year-old rapper who uses the stage name Little T, was a hit with his version of Skepta's Shutdown.

One person tweeted: "Bless that little boy on the voice kids doing @Skepta - Shutdown in his little northern accent lol so cute."

Another viewer tweeted: "The ten year old called 'Little T' rapping to Shutdown by Skepta on The Voice Kids is the highlight of my week."

But viewers were uncomfortable with the auditions that didn't result in a judge turning their spinning chair to take the child into the next round.

Someone tweeted: "I can't deal with this kids The Voice how dare they not turn round for every single one of these babies."

Another viewer wrote: "Can't watch The Voice Kids because when they don't turn for em you can just see their little hearts breaking."

One other viewer tweeted: "The Voice Kids is brutal, how can you not turn around for a kid."

The young contestants are competing to win a Disneyland trip and a £30,000 scholarship, but no recording contract is up for grabs.