The Voice Review: Amy Winehouse's Best Friend Tyler James Joins Will.i.am's Team

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 7/04/2012 20:44 Updated: 7/04/2012 20:52

One of Amy Winehouse's best friends appeared on The Voice on Saturday night singing a soulful rendition of Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay.

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter revealed how he and the Back To Black singer were "like two halves of the same person."

And added: "Unfortunately last summer, worst day of my life, Amy died and my whole life changed.

"Now she's here with me, I know that, but it's about me finding my own feet and the only way for me that I'm ever going to find that is through music, through singing. This competition is about me building up my confidence for myself.

"It is very important to me, very. There's a lot riding on this."

Will.i.am was the only coach to spin around for Tyler, making him his coach by default. Jessie joked: "I'm really glad you and Danny go to the same hairdressers," while Tom added: "I knew Ottis Redding so it's hard for me to judge you."

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Other impressive voices on tonight's show included 21-year-old Joelle Mosses, who was the first singer of the night. The former backing voice for Rihanna and Gabriella Cilmi, performed a powerful rendition of Adele's Rolling In The Deep. All four judges spun round and Jessie even ran on stage to hug Joelle as she broke down crying. After an epic battle the persuasive Will.i.am added Joelle to his team.

Liverpudlian Jay Norton, who moved to London to get noticed, sang Aloe Blacc's I Need A Dollar. Will.i.am boasted: "I hit my button like 4 seconds in," and Jay joined Will's gang.

Next up was Allyson Brown, 29, who won a Mobo in 1998 for Best Unsigned Act. She decided to return to the spotlight 14 years later for another chance at bagging a recording contract. Unfortunately her version of Jocelyn Brown's Somebody Else's Guy wasn't enough to make anyone turn around. But Jessie admitted: "I should have pressed my button."

Danny hit the nail on the head when he said of tonight's show: "Even the standard of the unpicked contestants is high."

Meanwhile, Leanne Mitchell - who is used to singing on seaside holiday camps - belted out Beyonce's If I Were A Boy to the coaches. Danny O'Donoghue and Tom turned around, but Tom was the man for Leanne.

And Top Of The Pops fans might have spotted a familiar face as Cassius Henry - a singer who has toured with R Kelly but took a step back from music after the death of his younger brother - stepped up to The Voice's stage for a second break and sang Neyo's Closer. In perhaps one of the longest contests yet Danny and Jessie both fought it out for Cassius. But it was Jessie who won the round.

Also on tonight's show was Cheerleader Hannah Berney who sang Lady Gaga's You and I and broke down in tears as she chose Danny as her coach, Cris Grixti, who didn't hit the right notes to get the coaches to turn around with his version of Cee Lo Green's Forget You, but got everyone laughing when he said he was conceived to What's New Pussycat? And Kate Read who sang True Colours for her mum. Will.i.am said: "My mum is my driving force too," which seemed to win Kate over as she joined his line-up.

Next week the coaches will battle it out to complete their teams.

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