Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

James: The Voice was nerve-wracking

Tyler James has revealed he suffered from nerves throughout his whole time on The Voice.

The 28-year-old, who finished second in the BBC singing competition, admitted he almost walked out of his first audition because he was so terrified about singing on stage.

"Every single week, I would be absolutely terrified, hands shaking until the cameras came on. As soon as I open my mouth and start singing, then I just zone out. But every week, it would be the same thing," he said.

"I used to be so scared but having someone like my mentor Will.i.am there helped. He told me to believe in myself and to have confidence."

Tyler, who would "love" to perform in the coming series, which begins on March 30, admitted it's likely he would be struck by stage fright again if he returned.

"It would be the most amazing experience ever. But yes, I think it will all come flooding back to me. I went to the set weeks ago and I walked into the hair and make-up room, and I instantly got nervous. So if I went back, I will probably have the same nerves as I did last year," he said.

He said he "can't wait" to see the new season and is glad all four judges - Will.i.am, Jessie J, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue - are back.

"All four of them are the perfect little bunch plus they have loads of banter and always get jealous of each other. It's fun to watch," he said.

"Will is the most savvy in terms of breaking an artist. Jessie is an absolutely amazing singer and technically, she's brilliant because she can give advice on hitting notes. Tom Jones is a legend, and I loved talking to Danny about songs and songwriting."

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