Belfast Telegraph

Voice favourite Jaz feels pressure

The Voice's frontrunner Jaz Ellington has admitted he feels under huge pressure after emerging as favourite to win the contest.

The 27-year-old Gospel singer - who is performing At Last by Etta James on tonight's live show - has become the bookmakers' favourite to win the BBC talent search since his audition was screened a fortnight ago.

Jaz said: "When you're hearing stuff like 'You're the favourite to win', I'm like, 'Okay, I can't drop off now can I?'.

"I gotta stay up there."

The rest of the acts being mentored by say Jaz is the most popular with the public, and he already has over 16,500 followers on Twitter.

Jaz said of being the favourite: "They say that, but I don't necessarily agree.

"To base that on two performances - I've heard a lot of the other people perform so I'm just like 'Boy! When the public hears everybody else, maybe they're going to make another judgment'. That's what I honestly feel."

It emerged today that Sir Tom Jones' team have had almost twice as much rehearsal time with their coach before tonight's live show than Will's team.

The Black Eyed Peas star has flown to America twice in the last week.

Contestant Tyler James said: "Obviously, he's a busy man. He'll nip back to America for two days. He'll nip to a country for a day but then he'll be back when we need him. He's wicked, man."


From Belfast Telegraph