The blind auditions are over and 48 popstar wannabes have made it through to the battle round of The Voice.

Here are the Londoners you should be cheering for.

Faith Nelson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

This 17-year-old from Walthamstow earned a standing ovation from Paloma Faith, a place on her team and 104,071 YouTube hits with her take on The Weekend’s Earned It.

As one of ten siblings, and with mum Esther being a preacher, she has music and faith imprinted in her life and started singing age nine at church.

Born in Whipps Cross Hospital, she went to school at Mission Grove, Whittingham, Hillyfield Secondary and Willowfield Humanities College before heading to Cardiff two years ago where she works for Cancer Research.

She says: “I moved to try and focus on education but instead it turned me. Moving made me feel insecure and that’s what made me hide my talent and definitely why I don’t believe in myself when it comes to singing.”

The singer who admires the music of Nina Simone and Lisa Fischer says of making it though the blind auctions: “I was very happy making it through. I couldn’t believe it. I just opened my eyes and I realised I actually completed a song in front of so many people, I’m amazed at my courage to be honest.”

Vivica Jade New mum Jade is no stranger to the music industry and has plenty of ambition. The 28-year-old from Ilford was previously one fourth of girlband Fe-Nix and toured with N-Dubz, Pussycat Dolls, Chipmunk and Ed Sheeran. She applied for The Voice when she was pregnant and her baby Jasmine was just weeks old when she made it onto Team Will by singing Gravity by DJ Fresh and Ella Eyre.

People say she resembles Fergie but her idol is Beyoncé and her audition has already wracked up 352,730 views on YouTube.

J Sealy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

A Stratford-based singer, songwriter and music producer, full name Norman Joel Sealy, suddenly lost his hearing in one ear in 2014, which left him with vertigo and tinnitus, but he has not let this prevent him from pursuing a music career.

The 43-year-old is on Team George after impressing the judge with The First Cut Is The Deepest, which has been viewed 173,247 times on YouTube.

A former pupil of Newport Primary School and Norlington School for Boys, both in Leyton, his early musical inspiration came from listening to his Bajan mum, Patricia, singing along to the likes of John Holt, Tim Chandelle, The Mighty Gabby and Marvin Gaye and he has been making music since he was five, songwriting, beatboxing, then learning drums and forming band Jazz Mission.

He studied at The London Academy of Film and TV and now owns Alpha J music studio , spending his time creating tracks for both himself and other artists and has performed at Hootananny and Undersolo.

He says: “I feel blessed and grateful to have made it through the blinds. It’s an amazing experience performing in front of such great music icons and such a captive audience.”

Lydia Lucy (White)

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

This feisty Essex 22-year-old is having another crack at fame after failing to make it through to the live shows on X Factor in 2013.

Miss White put on a sassy performance of Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson’s hit Trouble and earned her a place on Team Will and more than one million hits on YouTube.

The Romford singer, whose hero is Michael Jackson, already has 40,100 Twitter followers and will be battling it out this weekend against Irene Alano-Rhodes, singing Aerosmith’s Cryin’.

Vangelis Polydorou

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Half Greek, half Scottish this 24-year-old, who was born in Archway and now he lives in Hornsey with his mum and sister, started singing age four.

The former pupil of St Joseph’s Primary School in Highgate and Finchley Catholic High School studied music at City and Islington and won N21’s Got Talent in 2012.

“I used to work at Cook, which makes handmade frozen food. I gave my notice in three weeks ago though so I’m currently unemployed, so let’s hope the competition goes well,” laughs the Celine Dion and Elvis fan.

“It feels amazing, “ he says of landing a spot on Boy George’s team with his rendition of Do You Really Want To Hurt Me which has 424,362 YouTube views.

“I never thought this would happen to me even though I dreamed of it happening. Hard work and perseverance is the key. Don’t let no be an answer.”

Steve Devereaux

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Performing is in this 60-year-old’s blood. Born in Stoke Newington, his father was the Australian actor Ed Devereaux, who starred in Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and West End musicals Guys and Dolls and West Side Story. Steve learnt to sing by copying him and the former pupil of St Joseph’s in Maida Vale and St Aloysius in Highgate has made a career as a voice-over actor, script writer and jazz singer.

He performs his own show The London Cabaret at various venues around the capital, most notably the Pheasantry on the Kings Road and made it onto Team Paloma with his rendition of The Lady is a Tramp, which has 108,530 hits on YouTube.

“The whole process of working on The Voice has been a joy and making it through the blinds was the icing on the cake,” says Steve who admires Mel Torme, Scott Walker and Stevie Wonder.

“Being chosen by Paloma had added piquancy as she was also born in Stoke Newington.”

Other contestants to look out for:

Kagan from Hoxton, Lyrickal from Shoreditch, Theo Llewellyn from Hackney, Janine Dyer who is from northwest London but now lives in Sheffield, Chloe Castro who was born in Hammersmith but now lives in Durham, Jordan Gray who is from Thurrock, Charley Birkin, who was born in Hammersmith but now lives in Newcastle and south Londoner Aaron Hill.

The Voice airs on BBC One on Saturday at 7pm.