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Voice judges fight to win over classy Nathan

By Staff Reporter

A schoolboy from Larne wowed not one but two of the UK's best loved pop stars with his rendition of the uptown Bob Seger classic Old Time Rock and Roll.

Before taking to the famous stage on The Voice Kids, Nathan Johnston (14) had admitted to the Belfast Telegraph that he was nervous but that he hoped the music would carry him through.

And it certainly seemed to with Pixie Lott and Danny Jones spinning their chairs in a bid to snap him up for their teams.

He impressed further when he revealed he could "play the trumpet, but without a trumpet" and went on to make parping brass instrument sounds and also some beatboxing rap which prompted hip hop star will.i.am to say he regretted not having turned round for the youngster himself.

In the end Nathan picked Danny Jones and will go through to the next round of the BBC talent show on the McFly star's team.

Nathan told the Sunday Life he was delighted with his choice of mentor. "Danny is amazing. He is a really, really good coach to work with and he is very, very funny," he added.

Nathan made his public singing debut at the age of just three and has since starred in a production of Oliver at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

He currently attends the Belfast School of Performing Arts at its Bangor campus.

He said his dream before the show was to train in theatre arts in London, but now he loves the idea of recording songs, too.

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