The Voice UK: John James Newman wants to do his famous father and brother proud
John James Newman will be one of the hopeful singers featured on tonight’s episode of The Voice and on the BBC show, admits that he hopes to become the third member of his family to become a famous performer.
John’s dad Sandy Newman is a member of popular 1970’s Scottish pop rock group Marmalade, which he joined in 1975 and the pensioner is still touring as a guitarist with the band.
On the other hand, Newman’s brother – Alec Newman – is an acclaimed actor, who currently stars in BBC’s Waterloo Road, but has also acted in GoldenEye 007, Spooks, Silent Witness and Hope Springs.
On tonight’s episode of The Voice, John James admits that he wants to make his sibling and father as proud of him, as he is of them. He then performs ‘Pack Up’ by Eliza Doolittle for the coaches.
Tune in at 7PM to see if the 33 year old – who has previously written songs for for stars such as Kylie Minogue, Chesney Hawkes and Joe Cocker – gets his wish and lands a place in one of the coaches’ teams.
if he does, he will be one of the last acts to do so, as this evening Tom Jones, Danny O’Donoghue and Jessie J only have two spaces left, while Will.i.am has three, before they bring their final ten acts to the Battle Rounds.
Check out the video below and tell us, do you think Newman’s voice is good enough to make it to the Battle Rounds and beyond. We think he’s pretty fabulous!