Max Vickers makes The Voice UK semi finals after X Factor knock back

Team Gavin: Max Vickers.

Max Vickers has made The Voice UK 2017 semi finalsws 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 the first blind auditions show this series, Max originally performed 'You Can Call Me Al' by Paul Simon for the coaches.

He got Gavin Rossdale spinning and joined the Bush frontman's team for the battle rounds.

Max said at the time: "[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".

In the battle rounds, Max took on Millicent Weaver and won to make the live knockout stages earlier this month.

After making the live finals, Max won the viewer vote in last weekend's live show to make it to the penultimate round on Gavin's team alongside Truly Ford.

The Voice 2017 final eight will all go through to the Semi Final this Saturday.

Members of Team Gavin, Team JHud, Team Will and Team Tom will sing live once again to stay in the competition and be one step closer to winning a recording contract with Polydor Records.

But only four acts can go through to the live grand final and once again the power lies with the viewers at home to choose who makes the cut.

The Voice UK airs this weekend at 8:30PM on ITV.

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