A musical duo from Blackwood have made it through the first round of auditions on talent show The Voice UK, and will be mentored through the process by Welsh singing legend Sir Tom Jones.
Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones, also known as Into The Ark, featured on Saturday’s episode – the first of the new series since it moved from the BBC to ITV.
The duo performed a soulful cover of Elvis Presley’s Burning Love for the opening blind audition, where judges Gavin Rossdale, Sir Tom Jones, Samantha Hudson and Will.I.Am sit with backs turned to performers.
Rossdale, Hudson, and Sir Tom had all turned by the end of the performance, but there was only one mentor the Blackwood pair would consider.
Dane Lloyd, 25, said: “Sir Tom is a living, breathing Welsh legend – that’s why [we chose him]. And our Mums would have killed us if we’d have chosen anyone else.