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Daughter of ex-England footballer Chris Waddle fails to impress on The Voice


Brooke Waddle performed I've Got The Music In Me (BBC/PA)

Brooke Waddle performed I've Got The Music In Me (BBC/PA)

Brooke Waddle performed I've Got The Music In Me (BBC/PA)

Brooke Waddle, the daughter of former England footballer Chris Waddle, failed to impress on The Voice.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield performed I've Got The Music In Me by The Kiki Dee Band for the all-star judging panel of will.i.am, Boy George, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson.

However, none of the coaches on the BBC One talent series turned their chairs.

Sportsman Waddle, who played for clubs including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and France's Marseille, was among the supporters willing on his daughter.

"You couldn't really fault the performance, maybe I was looking for a hook or a quirk," Wilson said.

"Nothing made me go 'oh, that's a bit unusual' but there's loads of power in your voice and I definitely think you should keep doing it," Faith said.

When asked for his thoughts by presenter Marvin Humes, Waddle replied, "She went for it, gave it everything she had and that's all we said to her, 'go and enjoy it' and she did."

However, other pop star wannabes fared better in the third week of the blind auditions.

Wilson spun his chair for Waterloo Road actor Tom Milner.

The 24-year-old, who played Paul Langley on the BBC One programme, sang a lively rendition of Wait On Me by Rixton.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman also turned around for Efe Udugba, who auditioned to Jealous by Nick Jonas.

Support worker Deano gave an emotional performance of Paul Weller's You Do Something To Me.

Faced with a choice of Wilson or Faith, the 27-year-old opted for The Voice's female coach.

Boy George was the only panellist to hit the buzzer for Charley Birkin.

The 52-year-old from Newcastle performed Rescue Me by Fontella Bass.

Birkin, who is searching for her biological father, was complimented by the Culture Club singer. "There's something very earthy about your sound," he said.

Teenager Lauren Lapsley-Browne from Dublin took on Rufus and Chaka Khan classic Ain't Nobody and won the approval of will.i.am and Faith.

Both coaches pulled out all the stops in their pitch for the young blonde.

"It's a fruit and veg stall so I'm about to show you my oranges and cucumbers," Faith told the bubbly 18-year-old, who works in a bagel bar in Dublin.

She added: "When we turn, we acknowledge that you've got a great voice, but then I'm very concerned with what else you've got going on and how we can feed those into what you do and make it unusual."

Will.i.am said: "She's like a Charlie's Angel and I would like to be her Charlie."

The US musician then broke into a mini-rap. "I think you are a great vocal assassin and I want to send you out on missions to slice and dice the competitions, know what I'm saying?"

The Irish singer chose will.i.am as her coach.

Entrant Irene Alano-Rhodes also opted for the American, much to the chagrin of fellow coach, Wilson. The 42-year-old contestant moved from the Philippines to the UK in 1995 for a role in the West End production of Miss Saigon.

Her version of Wind Beneath My Wings wowed the panel and audience.

At the end of the third week, will.i.am has six acts in total.

Boy George and Wilson both have five singers, while Faith has four.

The Voice continues on BBC One next week.