On Saturday night, Emma Willis was back to front The Voice as another set of acts took to the stage in the hopes one of the judges would turn their chair. However, there was one act in particular which failed to wow Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones, Anne Marie and Will.i.am on the ITV show.
Richard Hadfield, who was a member of Collabro, a musical theatre group that won BGT in 2014, took to the stage to sing Sir Tom Jones’ song, I (Who Have Nothing).
Despite the crowds being up on their feet, all four judges failed to turn their chairs.
Sir Tom was extremely close as his hand hovered over his button, but the song came to an end and it was too late.
Viewers were left outraged by the judge’s decision and many took to social media to air their frustrations.
Some were baffled when the judges turned around for another act, and one even branded the ITV show a “fix”.
Moll wrote: “He won BGT but can’t get a chair turn on the voice, how awkward.”
Sarah simply penned: “Justice for Richard #thevoiceuk #thevoice.”
While Nicola added: “His voice is really thin and strained. Richard had a beautiful rich and full sound. Ridiculous coaches! This is why I don’t watch once they’ve chosen their team as usually c**p. #TheVoice.”
Lynn tweeted: “Catching up on #thevoice. How could they not turn for @RichardHadderz? He has the voice. Silly!”
Richard and his family looked deflated when he didn’t get a turn, with Sir Tom admitting: “It’s hard.
“You compare it to what you did yourself.”
“And yours was just the best,” Anne-Marie replied as Sir Tom added: “Well, that’s not for me to say.”
The 2022 hitmaker went on to explain she loved the song, but it was too classical for her,
“I sang my heart out and no one turned around,” Richard said to the camera afterwards.
“But you know what, the audience were up on their feet.
“I just hope that I can move on from this and keep on doing what I am doing.”
The Voice returns on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.
Published at Sun, 11 Sep 2022 11:33:00 +0000