The Voice UK coaches Jessie J and Will.i.am cry over London singer’s audition

12:17 14 April 2012

Will.I.Am is moved to tears by the performance from Jaz Ellington on The Voice, to be shown on BBC1

Will.I.Am is moved to tears by the performance from Jaz Ellington on The Voice, to be shown on BBC1

A London singing teacher brings coaches on BBC1’s music talent show The Voice to tears in tonight’s episode.

Jaz Ellington leaves Jessie J and Will.i.am blubbing with his performance of John Legend track Ordinary People.

The 27-year-old had already dazzled the coaches, and the audience, with his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s hit The A Team.

But Jessie insisted he should do another song and asked him to have a try at Legend’s 2005 hit, which was co-written by Black Eyed Peas star Will.

Each of the judges is taken aback by the delivery, with Jessie and Will welling up and dabbing their damp eyes.

And Will says of gospel-influenced Ellington, whose wife is three months pregnant: “Here comes a little angel with wings and eyes that I can see in the night.

“Not only did he sing awesome, but he also blessed us with a better version of Ordinary People.”

Coaches in tonight’s edition of the show - which last week pulled in more viewers than rival Britain’s Got Talent - will be seen finalising the line-up of their teams.

Next week the series moves on to the “battle rounds” section with the coaches pitting their own acts against each other to whittle them down in head-to-head contests.

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