In week 5 of The Voice we had another group of acts hoping to impress the coaches and make it onto one of the four teams. With only one more blind audition next week, the coaches were going to have to work hard to complete their teams.
First up was part time carpet fitter Jamie Bruce singing Try A Little Tenderness. With a voice that reverberates he got Will.i.am to turn very quickly, followed by Sire Tom Jones. He kept a great sound going all the way through the song. After some consideration Jamie went for Sir Tom Jones.
Next up was 22 year old Jordan Lee Davies singing I Believe In A Thing Called Love. With an intriguing voice that hit some falsetto notes he got Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue to both turn on the last note of the song. Jordan chose to go with Will.i.am.
Aret Kapetanovic performed Upside Down but failed to get any of the coaches to turn. The song choice maybe didn’t help.
Cherelle Basquine performed Call My Name. She has a deep soul voice and it appealed to Sir Tom Jones who was the only coach to turn. So it was team Tom for Cherelle.
Ricardo Afonso, 38, sang Hard To Handle and Danny O’Donogue turned for him in the middle of the performance and then Sir Tom Jones also turned towards the end. An experienced West End performer, Ricardo went for Danny O’Donoghue.
Sean Rumsey sang Payphone and got Danny O’Donoghue and Sir Tom Jones to turn. Sir Tom Jones was trying to get one over Danny after Ricardo but Sean was acquired as another act for Team Danny.
It looked like it was going to be Tom v Danny round 3 when Alice Barlow sang Call Me Maybe. Both Sir Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue turned and again it was Danny O’Donoghue chosen. Danny was delighted to have won 3-0.
Trainee midwife Katie Evans, 24, was next up, singing You’ve Got The Love / Feel The Love. Katie performed well if a little nervously and failed to get any of the judges to turn.
Duet Nu-Tarna were next up, performing Part Of Me. Jessie J was tempted to turn but Will.i.am was the one who turned in the end.
Nu-Tarna were followed by five or six acts that were featured briefly.
Nate James performed Crazy and got Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue to turn. Danny was pretty confident and cocky after his last three wins over Sir Tom Jones but it was Jessie J that Nate went for.
Rap and soul duo De Vide from Ipswich performed My Girl. Jessie J went for her button again and acquired another act.
Lareena Mitchell, 33, from Rossendale is an Adele tribute act. She sang Walking On Broken Glass and got Sir Tom Jones to turn. Lareena became another addition to team Tom.
Colin Chisholm, 60, from Edinburgh performed I Drove All Night. He was right up Sir Tom Jones’s street with his intensity and pitch and Tom was the coach who turned.
Paul Carden from Liverpool closed the show performing Locked Out Of Heaven. His voice was a little Sting like and it was Danny O’Donoghue whoe turned.
So with one week of blind auditions to go we have 7 spots still up for grabs as the coaches seek 12 acts each, with positions currently:
- Will.i.am x 9: Leanne Jarvis, Matt Henry, Liam Tamne , Cleo Higgins, Leah McFall, Emily Worton, Carla and Barbara, Jordan Lee Davies, Nu-Tarna
- Jessie J x 10: Ash Morgan, Danny County, Katie Benbow, Trevor Francis, Alex Buchanan, Lovelle Hill, Lemuel Knights, Sarah Cassidy, Nate James, De Vide
- Sir Tom Jones x 11: Mike Ward, Emma Jade Garbutt, Ragsy, Alys Williams, Elise Evans, Diva, LB Robinson, Jamie Bruce, Cherelle Basquine, Lareena Mitchell, Colin Chisholm
- Danny O’Donoghue x 11: Andrea Begley, Smith & Jones. Nadeem Leigh, Mitchel Emms, Conor Scott, Laura Oakes, Karl Michael, Ricardo Afonso, Sean Rumsey, Alice Barlow, Paul Carden