Norwich singer to battle it out on The Voice

Chris James performing at the Walnut Tree Shades in 2016. Picture: Alyssa Riggs - Ace of Hearts phot

Chris James performing at the Walnut Tree Shades in 2016. Picture: Alyssa Riggs - Ace of Hearts photography - Credit: Archant

A Norwich singer who performed a Disney song for his blind audition is set to battle it out in the next round of The Voice.

Christopher Preece, aka Chris James, was picked by X Factor singer Olly Murs to join his team after his rendition of Prince Ali from Aladdin.

Now the 28-year-old is to perform for the judges once again in the battle rounds which air on Saturday night.

In a preview clip for the episode he can be seen competing with Holly Ellison, 24, to keep his place on Team Olly.

The pair tackle the Meat Loaf classic 'I'd Do Anything For Love' and Olly and fellow judge Jennifer Hudson can be seen getting out their red chairs and singing along.

Will.I.Am is also out of his seat by Sir Tom Jones stays down.


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Chris applied for The Voice 'as a joke' when auditions came to Mr Postle's Apothecary in Norwich last year, and was soon invited to London.

As a solo act he performs the Norwich circuit at venues including Frank's, Platform 12, the Walnut Tree Shades and The Brickmakers. For the last three years he has also been performing with his band - Powerhouse.

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• The Voice UK airs on ITV, Saturday, 8.30pm.

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