Norwich musician Bradley Waterman describes getting through to next round of The Voice

Bradley Waterman playing a gig at the Revolucion de Cuba after he has been picked for the next round

Bradley Waterman playing a gig at the Revolucion de Cuba after he has been picked for the next round of The Voice. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Musician Bradley Waterman has described the moment he made it through to the next round of TV talent show, The Voice.

Bradley Waterman playing a gig at the Revolucion de Cuba after he has been picked for the next round

Bradley Waterman playing a gig at the Revolucion de Cuba after he has been picked for the next round of The Voice. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The 19-year-old, of Silver Road, Norwich, impressed judges Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson with his cover of Cee Lo Green's Forget You.

But the former Sprowston Community High School student revealed his segment had to be edited as the shock of being selected left him lost for words.

He said: 'I had it in my head that I was not going to get through and I was so shocked when they turned.

'They started speaking to me afterwards and I was a mess on stage. I couldn't even speak to them properly.'

He said he had to be given another opportunity to speak to the judges, which was then aired on Saturday's show.

Mr Waterman – dubbed little Elvis – chose Faith as his mentor.

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He said: 'I had the order of the judges in my head that I wanted before I went on stage and Paloma was top of that list.

'She is a genuine person and her route into the industry is the route I want to take.'

Mr Waterman only learned to play guitar aged 15 and held his first performance a year later at a school leaver's event.

After a positive reception he decided to follow his passion and has since been performing at venues across the city.

Since appearing on the show, Mr Waterman said his phone had not stopped with people trying to contact him.

And he was back in the city yesterday to perform in a local bar.

He said: 'It has been crazy and as soon as my audition was processing my phone just kept flashing with notifications.

'By the time I had been on stage I had people ringing and texting me saying well done.'

In the next stage of the show Mr Waterman will have to compete with another musician on stage.

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