'I'm ready to release my album': Vince Kidd looks to the future as he becomes the first act to leave The Voice final as favourites Bo Bruce and Tyler James also miss out
22:15 GMT, 2 June 2012
He wasn't one of the favourites to win the TV singing competition.
But there was still a gasp of shock tonight when The Voice act Vince Kidd became the first of the remaining four finalists to be eliminated from tonight's final.
Having performed on his own and with his mentor Jessie J, sadly it wasn't enough for the bleached blond-haired singer who received the lowest number of public votes halfway through the show.
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Someone's got to come fourth: Vince Kidd became the first contestant to leave The Voice final tonight
But he was gracious in defeat and shrugged as his name was called out and his fellow finalists gathered round to hug him.
As the audience got to their feet to give him a standing ovation, he kept the smile on his face as he stood with Jessie and host Holly Willoughby.
I'm outta here: Vince gives a resigned look to his mentor Jessie as he is told he is leaving the final
Well done: Vince is hugged by Jessie and fellow finalist Bo Bruce as Leanne Mitchell and Tyler James look at each other in shock
He said: 'It’s been a fantastic experience, I’ve learned a lot. It's been fantastic working with Jessie and all the other contestants. Jessie is now a really good friend.
'I'm ready to go, I have my album done and now I'm ready to release it.'
Jessie, who looked very sad to see her boy go, added: 'My mum and dad always said a winner is a winner before they've won and
sometimes winning isn't everything. It's the the journey and where you end up.
Sad to see you go: Holly give Vince a reassuring hug
Her last man standing: Jessie looked gutted as she heard that Vince was leaving
'Vince is an incredible artist and I
am so happy to have been part of his journey. I want to also take this
opportunity to thank The Voice for creating a show that's
different and has enabled different artists to have a platform to sing
Earlier in the show,
Vince performed Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers To Cross which recieved a
standing ovation from the audience and the coaches Jessie, Will.i.am,
Danny O'Donoghue and Sir Tom Jones.
Vince said: 'That was very nerve wracking, but I'm just so grateful to be here.'
Nobody's Perfect: Vince teamed up with Jessie to duet on her hit song
Going it alone: Earlier in the show, Vince performed Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers To Cross
It was then the turn of the judges to pass comment on his performance and Jessie got to her feet and applauded her boy.
She said: 'There's a little famous saying that says save the best until last! I have to point this out, Vince styles himself, produces his tracks, he knows who he is and gives everything back. He's also one of the nicest down-to-earth people.'
Will.i. am added: 'I turned around for you and since then I have been trying to find a singer to compete against you and it's ironic that Tyler is that one and you're both in the finals together so that's dope.'
Opening act: Bo Bruce was the first finalist to perform and she wowed the audience with her rendition of Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2U
Duet: She then took to the stage with mentor Danny O'Donoghue to perform the Professor Green song Read All About It…
… which they finished by singing to each other as Danny sang the Professor Green parts while Bo took on Emeli Sand's role
He also performed with Jessie as they sang her hit song Nobody's Perfect and he looked like he was thoroughly enjoying it as they danced around the stage together.
She said afterwards: 'To sum up Vince in one sentence, he is himself and has not tried to change himself for anyone. He's ready to fly and I'm proud of him.'
It also wasn't mean to be for the two other finalists Bo Bruce – who had been the hot favourite to win – and Tyler James after Leanne Mitchell was crowned the winner.
Flying high: Tyler James and his mentor arrived on stage by floating down from the ceiling…
… before they launched into a version of Usher's OMG
Bo opened the show with her rendition of Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2U which her mentor Danny O'Donoghue said had given him goosebumps.
He said: 'I was in tears. Every time when Bo sing I get shivers. She's an inspiration.'
She later came back on to sing Professor Green's hit Read All About It with Danny before returning on her own to sing Coldplay's Charlie Brown, her favourite from the series.
Wowing the crowd: Tyler returned to the stage to perform Higher Love
And Danny told her: 'You've gone from an insecure girl into a star – if you win or don't win you're gonna set the world on fire.'
Tyler James, who was second favourite to win, performed the Jackson 5's I'll Be There on his own which Danny said he's sung in a 'crystal clear falsetto'.
And Tyler's mentor Will.i.am said: 'I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Michael Jackson and if he heard you sing that he would be proud as you sang it wonderfully.'
Showing them how it's done: Ed Sheeran was one of the stars performing on the night
Tyler, who then came back to perform
Usher's OMG with Will.i.am, admitted that he very nearly didn't come out
on stage for his blind audition because he was so nervous.
His last song of the night was Higher Love, originally sung by Steve Winwood although Tyler's version was closer to Jame Vincent McMorrow's cover.
Mash-up: The four coaches took to the stage to perform a medley of their biggest hits
And he said: 'This has been the most amazing experience, every single person who has supported me, you have changed my life.'
The final also saw performances from Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran but the audience and viewers were also treated to a show by the four mentors who performed a medley of their biggest hits including Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual, Jessie's Price Tag, Danny and The Script's Breakeven and The Black Eyed Peas song Where Is The Love