The final show of auditions ended on a spectacular note on last night’s The Voice. Jaz Ellington’s performance wowed the judges so much that Jessie J even requested the music teacher to sing a second song.
And what a song choice… Having previously revealed during a previous audition that his song (as sung by John Legend) has major significance, will.i.am looked very emotional when Jaz decided to belt out Ordinary People.
Seems like will.i.am was totally right to listen to his gut, having waited out to select his final singer – Jaz is so talented he could just win the competition for Team Will.
Were you as impressed with Jaz’s performance as the Voice mentors?
The 28-year-old music teacher has told how his touching performance of Ed Sheran’s A-Team was inspired by the tragic death of his friend Fabian Ricketts in 2006.
Fabian was just 18 when he was killed in a gang-related attack in Battersea, South London. Explains, Jaz,
"I've gone through a lot of heartache and I've written about it. I lost Fabian a few years ago. It was like, 'Wow, I'm never going to see you again'.
"The only way I could express that was in a song called Perfect Picture which I sang at his funeral. It was very hard to do but when I wrote the song I felt a bit better. It was really emotional, it was hard.
"You don't know what you’ve got until it's gone. When Fabian went that was a painful moment for me.I mean, you see these things on TV but when you’re involved yourself it's madness."
We can’t wait to see Jaz on the show again!