The sixth pair in the Battle Round sing-off on The Voice tonight was Tyler James and Heshima Thompson. Tyler James came out on top winning a place in The Voice UK’s live shows.
Coach Will.i.am took them by surprise by asking them to rehearse and perform Chris Brown dance track ‘Yeah 3X’.
The Black Eyed Pea explained: “I threw this curveball at you on purpose. I need to know who has the ability to just figure out how they’re gonna overcome that obstacle to think about the problem.”
Tyler seemed to take the song in his stride, but Heshima was less than impressed. “It’s not a singer’s song,” he complained. “If your heart’s not in something it’s so hard to give, and I can’t pretend to love something if I don’t.”
However, Heshima was a bit more comfortable after the studio rehearsal with the band, and he won over Jessie J in their final performance.
“Tyler, I love the fact that you put your own spin on that,” said the ‘Do It Like A Dude’ singer. Heshima, I felt like you try and cram so much in and I think you can afford to hold back a bit, but your vocals are amazing.
“Tough, tough, I’d take through Heshima I think.”
Tom Jones, however, backed Tyler, reasoning that he was more ‘interesting’.
“I wanted to see how we could flip it up and I’m proud of both of you,” said Will. “Tyler, you really knocked me out, but Heshima, like, every lick was incredible.”
Will eventually decides to take Tyler to the live shows, but urged Heshima not to abandon music as he has ‘everything that the world needs in an artist’.