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Andrew Bateup's showstopping The Voice UK blind audition wows coaches

Andrew Bateup performs.

Andrew Bateup gave a showstopping blind audition on The Voice UK 2021.

This year's latest season sees new coach Anne-Marie join Will.i.am, Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones in the spinning red chairs.

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Saturday saw the auditions continue with another batch of acts singing for a spin.

One contestant winning a place in the battles was 31-year-old Andrew Bateup, a musician and singing teacher from Tunbridge Wells.

Watch Andrew Bateup's audition on The Voice UK below...

After singing How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton at his blind audition, Andrew got both Olly and Tom to turn.

Olly reacted: "Wow that was one hell of a performance. That was one of the best versions I've heard of that song."

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Tom added: "For me, to take a song on like that you've got to be able to sing. As far as I'm concerned, you hit everything right."

Choosing between the two, Andrew chose to join Team Olly: "No disrespect to Sir Tom because you're a complete legend but Olly turned first and my heart just went."

Other acts on this weekend's episode included 16-year-old Gwenaelle Noval and 28-year-old Adeniké.

Hosted as usual by Emma Willis, The Voice UK is open to soloist, duos and trios.

At stake is the top prize of a recording contract.

Viewers will ultimately crown the champion of The Voice UK 2021 in the grand final.

The Voice continues Saturday nights on ITV.

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Singers who make it through the blind auditions will go on to compete in the battle rounds later this year.

Picture: ITV

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