The Voice Kids UK 2017: Jack Goodacre and Perry Cooke from Norfolk sail through to next round after impressing will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott
PUBLISHED: 12:51 18 June 2017 | UPDATED: 22:15 18 June 2017
Two Norfolk school boys have made it through to the next round of The Voice Kids UK after wowing judges will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott on last night’s episode of the ITV talent show.
All three judges turned their chairs for 11-year-old Jack Goodacre from Eccles, near Attleborough, following his rendition of Free Fallin’ by John Mayer.
And not only did Jack sail through to the next stage of the competition, he also got to rock out with show judge Danny Jones after mentioning that he was a big fan of McFly, Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC after his audition.
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“Let’s jam!” Danny yelled as he hopped out of his seat and made his way to the stage.
“Are you going to show me up?” the McFly star asked his mini me.
“Probably!” Jack hit back.
The pair performed Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns ‘N’ Roses together and afterwards Jack chose Danny to be his coach going forward on the show.
“I could not be happier because I’ve got this little dude, who’s like a mini me,” the McFly guitarist told the cameras.
Elsewhere on the show, 14-year-old Perry Cooke from Norwich also made it through to the next round.
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The teen performed Stay With Me by Sam Smith for the trio of judges and it was will.i.am that turned around on the final note.
Explaining how he got into singing at the age of eight, Perry said: “When my granddad passed away I thought, ‘How can I raise money for the cancer charity’.
“I didn’t realise I was any good at it and but then all of a sudden I realised I just love it and it went from there, really.”
He went on to explain that he had so far raised a cool £30,000 for charity.
When will.i.am asked who he looks up to in the music industry following his successful audition, Perry joked: “I quite like Justin Bieber, but up at the top is will.i.am, I don’t know if you know him?”
The Voice Kids UK returns next week at 7.30pm on ITV.