Londoners Vince Kidd and Tyler James in final of The Voice UK talent show

17:36 01 June 2012

Tyler James is competing in the final of The Voice

Tyler James is competing in the final of The Voice

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Londoners Vince Kidd and Tyler James are among the four singers hoping to win a record deal when the winner of The Voice talent show is crowned on BBC1 tomorrow.

Vince Kidd, aged 22: Vince has written songs for record labels and was a contestant on The X Factor in 2007 with boyband Futureproof, under his real name Matthew Protheroe.

His huge vocal range led judge Jessie J to think he was a girl when he performed Madonna’s Like A Virgin in the blind auditions.

With his shock of blond hair and tattoos he has brought a distinctive look to the series. And he has also received the backing of Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch who sent a note of congratulation after Kidd tackled her song Back To Black on the show.

Tyler James, aged 30: Tyler was a close friend of Amy Winehouse after meeting her at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in north London.

He had his own record deal in 2001 and at one stage was managed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls, but his career failed to take off.

He has battled with heavy drinking and the use of sleeping tablets and said Winehouse’s death was his wake-up call to get back into music.

Vince and Tyler will be competing against favourite Bo Bruce, 27, from Wiltshire, whose father is the Earl of Cardigan and whose real name is Lady Catherine Brudenell-Bruce.

Completing the finalists is Leanne Mitchell, 28, from Lowestoft, a holiday camp singer who writes and plays keyboards and was once close to sealing a record contract.

Latest Stories

Scum surrounding the bath (Picture: Redbridge Council)

A landlord who let nine people – including an 18-month-old – live in an “appalling” mouse-infested house in east London has been ordered to pay out £18k after being convicted of 15 offences.

Read more
Christopher Bridger was accused of sexual offences against three women. He was found guilty of raping a woman whilst he was studying in south London in 2008 [Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police]

A trainee paramedic at St George’s University Hospital in London has been found guilty of rape at Guildford Crown Court, after lulling women “into a false sense of security by claiming to be gay”.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:44
Lutfur Rahman's tweet

BREAKING: The flag was been removed by Tower Hamlets Council on Thursday afternoon. We are awaiting a statement from the Mayor. More to follow.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

Yoou might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

Read more
The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more