Tourette’s sufferer Nick Tathan was fourth up to stand before the four backward-facing chairs on tonights episode of The Voice. The 29 year old singer from Dorset talked about how music has helped him manage his condition, and how it was the cause of bullying as a child. However, he finishes by saying the condition is now part of who he is.
On stage, Nick begins by beatboxing the intro to the song, but then proceeds to play an almost rockabilly, country version of Footloose. Erm…interesting approach Nick. On the plus side, Nick has an easy, fun delivery of the song. It’s feel good, but not necessarily commercial. The song ends without a single coach turning for him. They seemed to be struggling to work out of Nick would work on any of their teams (and trying to push him on Danny!)
How bad did you all feel when you saw the disappointment on Nick’s face and how sad his family were backstage?
- Jessie J: I enjoyed it. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. As a coach, I don’t feel like I would be right for you. I was kind of looking over to Danny and Will.I.Am. You have a good voice, it’s just not for me.
- Tom Jones: To take on a song like that, it’s hard. You did a good job with it, but that Kenny Loggins thing was in there.
Before Nick leaves the stage, Jessie asks him to sing something else with just the guitar. Nick launches into an acoustic version of Another Day In Paradise and the difference is immediately obvious. Jessie and Danny immediately start banging their buttons and you know that Nick will be kicking himself later for choosing the wrong audition song. Nick’s voice on this one is much, much better. And it’s a real bittersweet moment for The Voice, since the rules mean he can’t be considered now.