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Leicester Singer James Byron Has The Voice

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Leicester Singer James Byron Has The Voice

Leicester singer James Byron could be the cities next singing sensation as he wowed the judges on BBC TV’s talent show The Voice.

The 24 year old singer from Market Harborough sang to the backs of pop sensation Kylie Minogue, Black Eyed Peas rapper Will-i-am, music god Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and after a fantastic performance of ‘Cry Baby’ by Janis Japlin he caught the attention of Will-i-am who spun his chair in the dying seconds of the performance.

When you see James for the first time it is clear to see he is a very unique individual and he openly describes himself as having an androgynous look, which also comes across in his vocal as the judges could be heard discussing with each other if James was ‘a girl or a boy’ during the performance.

At the end of the song, Judge Kylie Minogue described it as ‘A really amazing performance’

Before going on to admit that she couldn’t work out if it was a mans or women’s voice.

James wasn’t surprised at all though saying ‘I get told a lot that I sound like a girl when I sing’

Tom Jones described the performance as ‘great’ and went on to admit that he regretted not pushing his button.

James, 24 from Market Harborough who is a graduate of Leicester College has been singing since he was young and has performed at many of the cities well known music venues including The Musician, The Shed, The Donkey and even at the famous Charlotte.

The Leicester music scene is definitely in the lime light at the moment since our very own Sam Bailey won the X-Factor last year and in addition female vocalist Sally Barker also qualified through through to the next stage of The Voice, last month when she managed to charm Tom Jones.

So what will 2014 have in store for our talented city? Well we’ll just have to wait and see, but things are looking good for the future talent of Leicester.