The Voice UK 2017: Watch Israel Allen wow Jennifer Hudson with And I Am Telling You

Here's a standout from The Voice UK 2017 tonight as Jennifer Hudson was blown away by her own song.

26-year-old Israel Allen from Walthamstow sings Dreamgirls hit And I'm Telling You, previously performed by Jennifer.


Israel is a musical director at his church and says he spends more time there than at home.

Growing up as a shy child, outgoing Israel says he is now the complete opposite and loves taking to the stage. His song choice at the Blinds is especially for Jennifer and he is ready to belt out those notes!

With a diva song like this, Israel was right at home and Jennifer's face showed she was impressed.

And it was little surprise to see her hit the button to spin for Israel, along with Gavin Rossdale.

After Israel performed, he got some on the spot coaching from Jennifer before (to no one's surprise) picking to join her team.


Sorry, Gavin.

Jennifer and Gavin are joined by fellow global music legends and Sir Tom Jones on this year's show, with the four on a quest to uncover the best vocal talent that Britain has to offer.

Last week saw the half way point of the blind auditions and after five weeks Team Jennifer and Team Gavin now both have eight of their ten places filled while Sir Tom and each have seven singers on their teams.

As well as Israel, other acts who impressed this weekend included Lucy Kane, Linda Lusardi's daughter.


Host Emma Willis will be back to host all the action as all the latest hopefuls seek to claim a place in one of the coaches’ teams, making it through to the battle rounds.

The Voice UK 2017 continues tonight on ITV from 8PM.

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