Five singer Sean Conlon rejected on The Voice

Five singer Sean Conlon has suffered a humiliating snub on new BBC One talent show 'The Voice'

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The Voice judge Jessie J

Five singer Sean Conlon has been rejected on 'The Voice'.

The 30-year-old pop star - who had a number of hits including 'Everybody Get Up' and 'Got The Feelin' with the boy band in the late 90s - suffered a humiliating snub when auditioning for the new BBC One talent show.

Neither of the show's coaches Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue - who sit with their backs to the contestants to judge them purely on their musical talent - pressed their buzzers to put Sean through.

But when the quartet turned around Jessie recognised him immediately, and said: "The problem is, as a coach, I don't know what I'd do with you."

Sean admitted he was "gutted" about being rejected on the show - which is presented by Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates - and revealed he had entered the competition to "close the door on 'Sean from Five'".

Jessie told BANG Showbiz: "I was so excited about Sean from Five auditioning but I couldn't believe I didn't turn around for him. He was the first concert I ever went to.

"The way I react when I realise it's him will be the moment people realise I am still very much in a dream world and pinching myself that I'm here."

Danny added: "My heart goes out to every contestant, we've heard some really phenomenal singers. Hair raising. It takes a lot of confidence to come up on stage and audition, especially someone like Sean, but he's moved on from it and is still trying."

'The Voice' will begin on March 24 on BBC One.

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The late 90s lad band (now, confusingly, with just three members, Scott, Ritchie and Sean, remaining) use their rekindled fame from The Big Reunion TV series to hawk their old tunes.

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