will.i.am picks his top three The Voice acts
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 March 2017
Jason Jones, Michelle John, and Tanya Lacey have made it through to the next round of 'The Voice'
Jason Jones, Michelle John, and Tanya Lacey have made it through to the next round of 'The Voice'.
Walsall-born call centre worker Jason wowed audiences with his rendition of Ariana Grande's 'Into You' during the live knock outs on Saturday (11.03.17), joining Michelle - who performed a powerful cover of Bonnie Raitt's 'I Can't Make You Love Me' - in the two acts saved by the public who will join will.i.am's top three.
It was then down to the 41-year-old rapper to pick his final act, out of his remaining performers Hayley Eccles, Clara Hurtado, Lia White and Tanya Lacey.
The judge eventually chose 31-year-old Tanya - who was originally on Gavin Rossdale's team but was stolen by the Black Eyed Peas musician during the last round of the competition - after a painstaking process which left host Emma Willis panicked as she urged him for an answer.
He said on the show: "Everyone on that stage really did an amazing job by singing their heart and souls out and being individuals and taking songs people are familiar with and making them their own.
"Who I pick doesn't mean that the folks that go home we don't figure out how we work together. For the show and who I think will be great for the final and nothing about how I think you'll move forward."
After a long pause, the 'Scream & Shout' hitmaker then tried to make his fellow judge Jennifer Hudson pick for him, only to pushed by Emma for an answer.
Will then named Tanya as his third and final act, after performing a rendition of 'Changing' by Sigma and Paloma Faith.
Jason, Michelle, and Tanya will join Sir Tom Jones' acts Craig Ward, Into The Ark, and Nadine McGhee, and Jennifer's Jamie Miller, Mo Adeniran, and Jack Bruley.
Gavin Rossdale's six acts Truly Ford, Max Vickers, Craig Carter, Sarah Morgan, Keziah Rodell, and Diamond - who he stole from Jennifer - will battle it out for a place in his top three on Sunday (12.03.17)