Barbados’ Wesu steals The Voice UK Blind auditions
Written by KENDEL HAYNES on February 11, 2018
Once Will.i.am pushed his button and turned his chair before Wesu Wallace had sung the last note of his ‘I’m Not the Only One’ audition track, the tenterhooks were removed and the Blind Auditions turned into a Caribbean Party.
After how are you and what’s your name fired off quick from Jennifer Hudson, it was onto ‘How old are you and where are you from?’ Wesu answered, “I’m 36 years old and I…live in Barbados!” J.Hud’s lower jaw dropped instantly.
Will.i.am couldn’t contain himself responding quickly ‘You from Barbados? Oh Toast!’ And the newest judge to join the lineup Olly Murs said it’s his favourite place to go on holiday and fellow judge Sir Tom Jones added, ‘Me Too!’. Olly continued, ‘Lovely…It’s a great place.’
Then Wesu shocked the judges revealing that he had only travelled to the UK to participate in The Voice UK auditions. He had taken the trip for no other reason and he was there all on his own.
Sir Tom Jones couldn’t helping reinforceing that he’s been to Barbados many times and he pledged to go back.
A risk worth taking. Glad you made it
I could not, not turn for you, because you are an awesome singer and Wesu you are the voice now.
Then Will.i.am threw out the challenge ‘So now that you on the voice ‘Wesu’ gon do?’ Wesu didn’t miss a beat, in fact, he dropped one beatboxing, Will.i.am asked the band for some Caribbean chords and Will and Wesu starting to freestyle. In it, Will even sang, ‘Gimme gimme some Caribbean chords. Oh Lord! Oh oh Lord! Wesu you on Team Will… Me and you gonna get the game and kill…’
The audition recording was posted on The Voice UK YouTube channel yesterday.