'You're cute – but not as cute as Sir Tom!' Danny O'Donoghue is put in his pin-up place by singer Lindsay Butler on The Voice
22:51 GMT, 14 April 2012
He has thousands of girls screaming at him at his concerts and kissing his posters adorning their bedroom walls.
But tonight, Danny O'Donoghue was left in the wake of one of pop's original pin-ups – Sir Tom Jones.
The Script frontman was given a reminder that his boyish good looks only appeal to women of a certain age by Lindsay Butler on The Voice tonight.
Member of the Tom Jones Fan Club: Lindsay Butler was picked by the Welsh crooner to join his team on The Voice tonight after her rendition of I Don't Want To Talk About It
The 41-year-old from West Bromwich appeared in tonight's show as one of the final auditionees as the mentors filled their last spare places to complete their ten acts.
Lindsay, who had wanted an career in music since she was a girl but they fell through when she became a mother, wowed Sir Tom Jones with her rendition of Everything But The Girl's I Don't Want To Talk About It and he was the only one who pressed his buzzer and turned round, making her his ninth chosen act.
You're not as cute as Tom! Lindsay teasingly puts Danny O'Donoghue in his place
The original: Sir Tom can't help but smirk at Danny after Lindsay's comment
She also received a standing ovation from the crowd and when the applause had died down, Sir Tom told her: 'You sounded great to me, you have a great tone and
you did wonders with that song. You put your own stamp on it.
'We’re gonna beat these people. You’re gonna be on my team and that’s it!'
You're a little bit young for her! Danny's fan base didn't include the West Bromwich singer
As the others nodded in agreement – even though they didn't press their buzzers – Danny piped up: 'Be under no illusions because we didn't turn around because you've got an incredible voice.'
To which Lindsay said: 'Thanks Danny. You're cute – but not as cute as Tom.'
When Love Takes Over: Ruth Brown from London wowed with her rendition of the Kelly Rowland hit…
… and she dedicated her performance to her late father, who passed away last December
Sir Tom, clearly delighted with her comment, was then later heard saying: 'She’s like, old school singing, like Adele if you
like. It’s that straight ahead pure voice. That’s what she’s got.'
Tom went on to fill his ten places with 19-year-old Ruth Brown from London, who came on and sang When Love Take Over by Kelly Rowland.
She's mine: Sir Tom was the only one who turned down and was delighted to have her on his team, rewarding her with a big hug
And she explained that she was doing it for her father, who passed away in December and helped her with her music and encouraged her to follow her dream.
Something that Sir Tom has helped her on her way to complete after he was the only one to turn round, making her final act and completing his ten.
He told his fellow mentors: 'She's got some voice… I heard something in that girl's voice I haven't heard in a long while.
In the blood: John James Newman, who father is in 70s rock band Marmalade, wowed Danny and Sir Tom with his mash-up of Eliza Doolittle Pack Up mixed with Bobby Ferrin's Don't Worry Be Happy
'Anyone with lungs that big has to be something special.'
As it was the last round of the audition stages, every judge had to complete their ten places, and first up tonight was children's entertainer Emmy J Mac, who sang Corinne Bailey Rae's Put Your Records On, during which will.i.am, Sir Tom and Danny turned round but she chose to go with Danny, who told her she had a 'signature sound'.
He then completed his acts after John James Newman, 33, took to the stage and sang a mash-up of Eliza Doolittle's Pack Up and Bobby Ferrin's Don't Worry Be Happy.
Something special: Jenny Jones belted out Duffy's Mercy and then chose will.i.am to be her mentor…
…but struggled with her emotions as she spoke about her budding career before being struck down with meningitis
John, whose older brother Alec stars in Waterloo Road and whose father Sandy is a member of 70s rockers Marmalade, saw Sir Tom and Danny turn round.
Also landing themselves a mentor and a place in the next round were Jenny Jones, 25, from Dudley and Sophie Griffin, 15, Northern Ireland.
Jenny, who had a promising career before being struck down with meningitis, sang Duffy's Mercy and which made Danny and will.i.am press their buzzers.
Making it her own: Sophie Griffin from Northern Ireland sang a rendition of Estelle's American Boy…
… and even though she got very excited to see her idol Danny, she had no choice but to go with will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas star told her: 'I was trying not to press the button because someone would press it after me, so I waited til the last minute. But at the very
first sound, I was like, “wow she's got something special”, you're rocking.'
His comments were enough for Jenny to choose him as her mentor as did Sophie, despite being a huge fan of Danny's.
She sang Estelle's American Boy, which will.i.am co-wrote and produced and after he pressed his buzzer, he said: 'I remember producing that song and co-wrote it with Estelle and you didn't sing it like Estelle which is
dope – your switch up is really dope.'
Not their night: It was not meant to be for Ben Lake and Harriet Whitehead
But not all tonight's auditionees were so lucky including Ben Lake, 33, and 17-year-old Harriet Whitehead.
Ben got his first break on Jerry Springer the Opera and then went on to star in Phantom of the Opera, but has not had much work since.
Not her night: Chloe Blackwell failed to impress the judges
And unfortunately, he didn't quite cut
it with the judges who kept their backs turned, as they did with
Harriet, who performed What's Up by 4 Non Blondes.
It also wasn't meant to be for singer Chloe Blackwell who sang This Love by Maroon 5 but will.i.am told her he didn't feel her in his gut.
But success came to teenage duo Indie, 18, and Pixie, 17, who sang Pink's Perfect and had all four judges turn round.
Duet: Indie and Pixie hit all the right notes with Jessie J…
… and the singer sealed the girl power partnership with a hug
But they settled for Jessie J as did Becky Hill who sang John Legend's Ordinary People and received a standing ovation.
Jessie told her: 'You are the reason I came on this show. Here's the deal – I have nine people and I want you to be the last on my team.'
Not so Ordinary People: Becky Hill impressed with her version of the John Legend song
A gigging musician, Daniel Wilson, who was accompanied by his heavily-pregnant wife, just didn't have enough to
make the 37-year-old – even though fellow judge Danny O'Donoghue was
yelling at him to do so.
Then music teacher Jaz Ellington came on stage and a few seconds into singing Ed Sheeran's The A Team, Will turns his chair
around, much to the annoyance of the other judges – Danny, Jessie J and
Tom Jone, who want to see the man behind the powerful voice.
Not good enough: Gigging musician Daniel Wilson failed to impress…
… but Jaz Ellington moved will.i.am and Jessie to tears
Jaz received a standing ovation from the crowd and Danny, while his three-months pregnant wife is seeing crying backstage.
Next week, it's the battles weekend – where two acts will perform the same song at the same time – as the teams are slashed from ten to five with some famous faces joining forces with the celebrity mentor.