The Voice's Olly Murs admits mistake not turning for Sheffield singer

The Voice UK’s Olly Murs has admitted he made a mistake in not turning for one of the first singers up this year.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 9:08 am
Updated Sunday, 5th January 2020, 11:50 am
Olly Murs

27-year-old Sheffield labourer Adam Howarth appeared on the ITV show in the hopes of providing a better life for his daughter and three step-children.

He performed his original song Losing Streak in a bid to impress judges Olly, Will.I.Am, Tom Jones and Meghan Trainor.

Adam’s brilliant performance was an immediate hit with viewers and the audience alike, with members of the studio audience willing the judges to turn.

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Unfortunately, none of them did, meaning he bowed out of the competition at the blind auditions stage.

Former X Factor finalist turned judge Olly Murs tweeted: “Sack us!! He was sooooooo good! What a bunch of lemons.”

Viewers took to Twitter to comment on Adam’s talent, with many saying he should have gone through to the next stage of the competition.

One said: “How can you not put Adam Howarth through?!? That's me not watching again. Ridiculous lack of talent spotting ability.”

Another added: “Big mistake not turning for this chap” and another reacted: “How did you not turn! Genuine hard working talent my man Adam Howarth”

Another viewer said: “sorry Adam didn’t get through as really liked his voice and he sung his own song.”

Another viewer replied to Olly’s Tweet, saying: “He was brilliant!! And that song was can he not be given a second chance!?!”