Will.i.am reduced to tears as expectant father delivers spine-tingling rendition of his song in battle for the last place on The Voice
11:24 GMT, 14 April 2012
Viewers will tonight see Will.i.am break down into tears on The Voice tonight as he picks the last contestant for his team.
The music mogul denies a handful of singers as he holds out for the right tenth person.
The end of the third show in the first UK series sees two expectant fathers battle it out for the last place.
Talented: Jaz Ellington will be seen wowing the judges tonight as he scores the final place on The Voice
A gigging muscian, Daniel Wilson, who is 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.
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.
Jaz received a standing ovation from the crowd and Danny, while his three-months pregnant wife is seeing crying backstage.
Will then makes a massive emotional speech, staring with: 'I'm
goign to speak from the heart right now. A couple of singers ago, I got
a little sad, because I wrote a song called Ordinary People, and it's a
piece of my heart and I really wanted that girl to be on my team. So I
was kind of like shooken up.
Emotional: Will.i.am, who now has the singer on his team, broke down into tears when he sang John Legend's Ordinary people, which the music mogul wrote
'And then a real incredible singer came
out, two singers after her. I was hesitant to hit the button. I was like
“No don't do it, something else is going to come that's really
spectacular.” And here you come just singing like you just fell out of
the sky and stuff.
He added: 'So as a listen to every single person on the planet. Follow your gut.
you had a different person you wanted to be with, but you're stuck with
me and you're in good hands. I'm going to let you do you. And when you
need me, I'll be there with my weapons to shoot down anything that comes
Jessie then asks if he can sing something else – the first time a contestant has been asked to do so.
Will is hesitant at first, saying:
'He's on my team now and we don't want to give any strategies away to
them… we've got to stay focused.'
You did so well! The 37-year-old watery eyes
But when Jaz says he wants to sing John Legend's Ordinary People, which Will wrote, he quickly changes his mind.
After the soulful rendition, Will is seen wiping his eyes, before hugging the budding star.
Jaz had earlier spoken about his unborn child.
I was to be successful in this competition, it would mean I could turn
around and tell my son or my daughter “Guess what you can do it. Don't
let nothing hold you back. Go for it.'
He also spoke about his inspiration.
is definitely is a big influence as to whom I am today. It's always a
great thing to sing about what you believe, that you sing from you
heart. So you get to sing from your heart.'
will.i.am – Heartbreaker on MUZU.TV.
Jessie J – LaserLight on MUZU.TV.