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The Voice 2013, blind auditions, Episode 5 review

The fifth episode of The Voice 2013 started off strongly, with a talented Jamie Bruce singing his version of 'Try A Little Tenderness' which instantly made an impact on Will.I.Am. Tom Jones also found the performance impressive and eventually persuaded the handyman to join his team.

Next to pursuit his dreams of fame was Jordan Lee Davies, whose powerful, but high-pitched voice caused Jessie J confusion about his gender, but won the approval of Danny O'Donoghue and Will, who the young singer decided to be coached by. Also Charlie Ryan shocked the judges because of his androgynous voice, but not enough to win a place in any of the teams. Aret Kapetanovic didn't have much luck either, as her song choice didn't stand up to her voice nor to her beautiful look.

Cherelle Basquine instead persuaded Tom Jones to turn his chair with her personal interpretation of Cheryl Cole's 'Call My Name'. But it was Ricardo Afonso's energetic performance of 'Hard to Handle' that received a standing ovation from the public and a place in team Danny, who was a popular choice with performers, as he also managed to recruit Sean Rumsey and former Hollyoaks actress Alice Bruce.

Despite her intentions to impress her family and the judges, Katie Evans' nerves got the best of her. It was a different story for duo 'Nu-Tarna' Kelly and Elisha, who, after working together for 12 years and auditioning for different talent shows with no success, teamed together again for The Voice and finally succeeded to gain the support of Will.I.Am. Adele tribute act Lareena instead joined team Tom Jones after singing 'Walking On Broken Glass'.

The fifth episode also saw another familiar face auditioning: singer song-writer Nate James that after releasing three albums and being dropped by his record company decided to re-establish his performing career through The Voice. Jessie J, who immediately recognised James voice, was the judge that decided to take him on-board and the same she did for rap-soul duo De'Vide.

The final two acts to perform were 60-year-old rocker Colin Chisholm from Edinburgh and 31-year-old Liverpudlian Paul Carden. Both musicians managed to win a place in team Tom and team Danny respectively. Tom Jones is now almost out of the game, having filled 11 out of 12 places available for each of the coaches' team.

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