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Leicester Brothers Shenton and Bizzi Dixon The Voice UK

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Leicester Brothers Go Head To Head On the Voice

Two Leicester brothers went head-to-head last night in the blind auditions for The Voice UK, for the first time in the hit BBC show’s history.

Leicester-born brothers Shenton and Bizzi Dixon each entered the show separately, and where unaware that either of them had entered.

The first brother to sing was Leicester born Shenton, 49, who now lives in Essex, he sang McFadden & Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ for his audition.

Shenton failed to impress the judges though with none of them turning their chairs.

Kylie told the 49 year old tribute singer: “Being a tribute act, it might be hard to find your voice and for our ears to hear someone really distinctive.”

However brother Bizzi Dixon wowed the judges in his blind audition round with his version of Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’.

In the closing seconds of Bizzi’s performance, Judge Kylie Mingue hit her button, followed seconds later by Tom Jones.

The Welsh music legend told Bizzi: “There was just one shaky little part there but I understand that, because nerves can do that.

Kylie described Bizzi: “As a soulful singer” and went on to say “There’s something there and I enjoyed it.”

After Bizzi questioned the judges on who could help him the most, he decided to go with Tom Jones to the next round.

Bizzi will join fellow Leicestershire singers Sally Barker, of Lutterworth and James Byron, a 24-year-old singer from Markey Harborough,who will be mentored by Black Eyed Peas rapper Will-I-Am.

As we mentioned in our James Byron Story last week, the Leicester music scene is being well and truely stamped on the map at the moment and hopefully we will see all of the singers progress to bigger and better things.