Anne-Marie uses the final block button against Olly Murs on The Voice UK

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV

From Digital Spy

The Voice UK aired its fifth week of blind auditions tonight (January 30) and the coaches felt the pressure as they continued to build their teams.

One contestant that pleasantly surprised the coaches was 34-year-old Jason Hayles who works in music and voiceovers.

He performed 'No Church in the Wild' by Jay-Z and Kanye West and added his own twist to the song, as he rapped over the music to his own lyrics.

Jason's sister Jadine and his nephew Jaiden came along to the auditions with him to show their support.

Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV

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Ahead of his audition, Jason said: "Today means a hell of a lot, it's a massive opportunity. There'll be nerves of course, you're stepping into the unknown. I feel like I'm bringing something a little bit different to the table. I'm looking forward to taking it head-on. I'm here to do what I was born to do."

Anne-Marie was the first judge to turn her chair, as soon as Jason started rapping, Will.i.am also seemed tempted but he decided not to.

As the performance ended, Olly Murs tried his luck and decided to turn around but he was too late as Anne-Marie had used her block button, which meant that Jason would be joining her team.

Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV

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Explaining what had happened, Olly said: "I've been well blocked on this show."

As the judges asked Jason more about himself, Olly said that he turned out of respect and that Jason was the best rapper that he's seen in the competition so far.

Jason was flattered by the rest of the feedback from the coaches and shared a special moment with his nephew, as Jaiden came out to dance on stage.

The Voice UK continues next Saturday (February 6) at 8:30pm on ITV.

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