'The Voice' hopefuls silenced

'The Voice' hopefuls silenced

Singing hopefuls Cassius Henry, Toni Warne, Aleks Josh and David Julien have bowed out of BBC talent show 'The Voice'.

All the acts in teams mentored by stars Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue sang for survival on Saturday and those who missed out on a place in the semi-final were revealed on last night’s show.

The artist with the most public votes in each team sailed straight through to the final, with the mentors having to pick one more survivor from their three remaining contestants.

The other two from each team were shown the door.

Vince Kidd, from Team Jessie, won his place in the next round after the audience voted for his version of Whitney Houston’s 'My Love Is Your Love'.

Henry and Warne were both booted out the competition after 'Price Tag' singer Jessie chose to save husky-voiced Becky Hill, who had a crisis of confidence after her performance of White Stripes hit 'Seven Nation Army'.

The Script frontman O’Donoghue chose guitar-toting Max Milner to go through to the semi-finals.

His team-mate Bo Bruce secured her place in the competition with her crowd-pleasing performance of the Rihanna number one Love 'The Way You Lie'.

O’Donoghue’s choice meant Josh and Julien were shown the door.

After hearing the news, a crestfallen Warne, who had sung Elton John’s 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word', said: “It has been a dream to be here. I wanted it to continue but Becky and Vince are awesome and they deserve it.”

Henry, who sang Adele’s 'Turning Tables', added: “It has been a great experience. I wanted to go forward to show more but it is what it is.”

A crushed Josh, who sang 'Better Together' by Jack Johnson, was unable to speak but agreed that he was “gutted.”

A dejected Julien, who had dedicated his performance of 'She Will Be Loved' by Maroon 5 to a mystery girl, said he had learnt so much from the experience, adding: “A couple of months ago I was unknown.”

Both teams performed with their mentors on Saturday’s show, with Jessie J discovering the perils of live television when her microphone malfunctioned.

The superstar had to halt her group’s performance of 'We Are Young' by Fun when she discovered her mic pack was not switched on properly.

Team Danny had better luck and delivered a slick, art-themed production of Gotye’s 'Somebody That I Used To Know'.

Last night’s show also featured performances by Paloma Faith, singing her single 'Picking Up The Pieces', and the remaining contestants in the teams mentored by Tom Jones and Will.i.am.

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