Max Vickers takes on The Voice UK after X Factor knock back

Max Vickers The Voice UK X Factor

Max Vickers sings for The Voice UK coaches tonight five years after a knockback on The X Factor.

Max was turned away by Gary Barlow on The X Factor in 2011 after getting as far as the judges' houses stages.

Then aged 19, Max performed in America for Gary and Robbie Williams but didn't make the cut for the live shows that year.

Now Max, 24, from Warrington is back and trying his luck on The Voice UK.

One of the hopefuls in tonight's first blind auditions show, Max sings 'You Can Call Me Al' by Paul Simon.

And the audition is a special one as Max appears together with room mate Mo, 21.

While on the show with one another, the pair audition separately as soloists for the panel with Mo singing ‘Iron Sky’ by Paolo Nutini.

Max says: "Myself and Mo were introduced by my brother as he spotted him one night in Warrington walking to an open mic night with a guitar behind his back.

"We got talking and I heard him sing and after that we instantly got on. We share the same passion and love for music. "We've been living together now for 6 months."

Speaking ahead of his blind audition, Max admitted: "[It feels] Amazing, it's so surreal and I never expected to get as far as I have. It's so weird. It's all totally unexpected.

'I'm enjoying the process and everyone is so amazingly talented that you're kept on your toes throughout".

Both Max and Mo will be hoping for at least one of the coaches to spin around during their auditions on the show tonight.

The Voice UK starts Saturday 7th Jan, 8pm on ITV

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