Another Hackney singer, Theo Llewellyn, set to appear on The Voice
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A third contestant from Hackney has made it through to the blind auditions of the fifth series of BBC talent show The Voice.
Theo Llewellyn, 26, will come up against singing superstar judges, Paloma Faith, will.i.am, Wilson and Boy George, doing his take of the Anita Barker’s song Sweet Love, on BBC One tomorrow night.
The show’s formula sees four coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, listen to the contestants in chairs facing away from the stage to avoid seeing them.
If a coach likes what they hear they press a button to rotate their chair to show they want to work with them.
Theo, a Sainsbury’s supermarket night shift worker who also DJs at Troy’s Bar in Hoxton Street on Tuesdays, said: “A few of my friends previously applied, I thought I might as well give it a try, I thought The Voice would be a good platform for me and try and get as far as I can with my music career.”
So far this series singer Kagan Fage-Burgin, 19, and beat boxer Brian Bennett have made it through the auditions with celebrity mentors.
Hackney boy Jermain Jackman won the singing competition two years ago aged just 18, and went on to release his self-titled debut album last March.