Mitch Winehouse supported Vince Kidd's performance

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2012
Mitch Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse

Vince Kidd admits he was nervous about singing Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' on 'The Voice' at the weekend bu t the late star's father Mitch backed his song choice

Mitch Winehouse was "really proud" of Vince Kidd after he performed 'Back To Black' on 'The Voice'.

The aspiring singer was "nervous" about singing the Amy Winehouse track on Saturday (26.05.12) but texted the late star's father to get his blessing for the performance.

He said: "Doing 'Back To Black' wasn't what people were expecting but I just chose one of my favourite songs.

"That's one of my favourite albums and she's my favourite artist. I'm friends with Amy's family so I asked Mitch before I did it if it was OK and then he texted me afterwards and said he was really proud."

Vince also told fellow finalist Tyler James - who was a close friend of Amy - about his intentions to perform the track and the hopeful thought it was a good idea.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I've known Tyler for years, we're great friends.

"He was like, 'Amy was a fan of you anyway and if anyone could do it you could'. "

Vince - whose real name is Matthew Protheroe - has no idea who will win this weekend's final now that favourites Ruth Brown and Jaz Ellington have been voted off, leaving him, Tyler, Leanne Mitchell and Bo Bruce to fight it out.

He said: "It's so thrown wide open with Ruth and Jaz not being there. Leanne's voice is exceptional -- she could s**t all over us if it was just singing a big vocal.

"But Bo is so freaking cool -- so is Tyler. I would buy their records. I just can't predict who will win."

The singer previously made it through to the 'X Factor' live finals in 2007 after he was among a group of rejected solo artists put into boy band Futureproof, but he thinks he is better suited to 'The Voice' now.

He said: "I'm a grown-up now and I can think for myself. I'm more willing to put my foot down and be myself."

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