The Voice UK: 5ive singer Sean Conlon rejected by Jessie J


'Gutted' Five singer Sean Conlon rejected by Jessie J after failing in his comeback attempt on The Voice

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18:17 GMT, 14 March 2012

No luck: Five singer Sean Conlon was rejected on The Voice

No luck: Five singer Sean Conlon was rejected on The Voice

Five singer Sean Conlon has been rejected on The Voice.

The 30-year-old pop star suffered a humiliating snub when auditioning for the new BBC One talent show.

None of the show's coaches Sir Tom
Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue, who sit with their
backs to the contestants so they can judge purely on their musical
talent – pressed their buzzers to put Sean through.

But when the quartet turned around
Jessie recognised him immediately, and said: 'The problem is, as a
coach, I don’t know what I’d do with you.'

Sean, who had a number of hits including Everybody Get Up and Got The Feelin with the boy band in the late 90s, admitted he was 'gutted' about being rejected on the show.

He also revealed he had entered the competition to 'close the door on “Sean from Five”.'

As he was: Sean (far right) during his boyband days with his Five bandmates

As he was: Sean (far right) during his boyband days with his Five bandmates

Time to go home: Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J didn't put Sean through on the new BBC One talent programme

Time to go home: Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J didn't put Sean through on the new BBC One talent programme

But Jessie told BANG Showbiz: 'I was so excited about Sean from Five auditioning but I couldn't believe I didn't turn around for him. He was the first concert I ever went to.

'The way I react when I realise it's him will be the moment people realise I am still very much in a dream world and pinching myself that I'm here.'

Danny added: 'My heart goes out to every contestant, we've heard some really phenomenal singers. Hair raising.

'It takes a lot of confidence to come up on stage and audition, especially someone like Sean, but he's moved on from it and is still trying.'

The Voice will begin on March 24 on BBC One.