The Voice dream ends for Cringleford singer Benjamin Lake on BBC talent show

Norfolk singer Benjamin Lake's dream of making it through to the next round of BBC talent show The Voice ended this evening.

The 33-year-old classically-trained tenor from Cringleford sang I Who Have Nothing for his blind audition that was screened tonight, but despite being praised by two of the judges he failed to be picked to go through to the next round of the competition.

Judge Tom Jones - who previously recorded the song - told the former West End star that he had a very strong voice.

He added: 'It sounded a little too operatic for me, but I liked it. Keep doing what you do.'

Fellow judge Jessie J said: 'Your voice is amazing. For me your voice is on the stage, and it is beautiful for that.'


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However, Jessie J said she did not think she would have been the right coach for Mr Lake.

After his audition Mr Lake said he was inspired by the feeling and the warmth he got from the audience and that will 'keep going' with his career.

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Mr Lake, who is married to Abi and has two children, has performed in a number of West End shows including Phantom of the Opera and Jerry Springer The Opera.

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