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 from SNAP.PA

The anti-coup activists were detained by police in the capital at the film’s opening show.

Read more

Outrage at book, Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer and apparent sexist content led the internet to fixing it.

Read more

The PM doesn’t seem as upset by the Rochester defeat as he might have been.

Read more

Promotions

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Special Offer

XLN Telecom are offering small businesses three fantastic deals on business broadband and business phone line rental.

Top Stories

Quizzes

How well do you know Shoreditch? (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

From ancient Roman burial ground to bearded hipsters Shoreditch has always had a lot going on. Prove you know more about it than anyone else by taking our quiz:

Read more
Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more
Do you know your famous moustaches?  (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

With the most moustachioed month of the year upon us again we thought we’d test your knowledge of famous facial fuzz. Here are 13 celebrity ‘taches to tackle, just guess the owner:

Read more