The Voice UK viewers were wowed by a singer-songwriter from Watford who was described as a “gem who could win the show”.
Clare Cordell closed the episode with an outstanding performance of Aretha Franklin’s Ain’t No Way and went through to the next round after judges Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs turned for her performance.
For their second year together, Anne-Marie, Will.i.am, Tom and Olly and are searching for the UK’s most talented singers with spinning red chairs and blind auditions.
The 31-year-old became the latest member of Team Tom and received positive feedback from all judges.
Whilst Clare was performing, Olly encouraged Tom to turn around. He said: “Come on Tom, it’s got you written all over it.”
Olly described Clare’s performance as “stunning” and said she was “too good not to turn for”.
Tom said: “I’ve got to commend you on taking that song on. I listened and I thought there’s no way I thought you could get through this song without slipping up somewhere, and you didn’t, you just sang it and you felt it, and so did I, that’s why I hit my button.”
Anne-Marie went on to add that Clare’s performance was “brilliant,” and her singing had a “Tom vibe”. Will.i.am said Clare’s performance reminded him of season two winner Andrea Begley.
Speaking before her performance Clare said: “I have come to the voice this year because I can’t think of anything I actually love more than performing. I don’t take much in life particularly seriously, I’m quite chill but singing is the exception for that.
“Working at the Grand has kind of given me a kick because you see all of the performers on such a regular basis, and know that is defiantly what I want to be doing. I feel a mad amount of pressure on myself, and I’m so excited.”
The Voice UK continues Saturday nights on ITV and online on the ITV Hub.
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