A second chance to impress judges on The Voice for Hartlepool teenager

A TALENTED young singer will have a second stab at fame on a TV talent show tomorrow night.

Nick Dixon, was just 16 when he first appeared on BBC1’s The Voice last year.

Nick Dixon who was on The Voice at weekend.

Nick Dixon who was on The Voice at weekend.

Sadly, during the blind auditions, in which judges listen to singers with their backs turned but spin their chairs round if they like what they hear, Nick failed to get through.

Since then, footage of that audition has made him an internet sensation, attracting almost half a million youtube views.

And tomorrow night, from 7.10pm, viewers will see Nick, from Courageous Close, Seaton Carew, try once more to impress the judges’ panel, which this year consists of veteran show mentors Tom Jones and Will I Am, joined by new judges Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson from The Kaiser Chiefs.

Nick, who is a tutor at town-based charity Red Dreams and has also started up a band called The Nick Dixon Experience, said he felt more confident since his last appearance on the show as he has been gigging up and down the country and has even been approached by record label RCA.

Nick, who will sing Elton John’s song Home Again, added: “It was still really nerve-wracking standing out in front of the judges, even though I thought it wouldn’t be. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get new judges, new coaches and different ears.
“Walking out on stage again brought back some great memories.”

In another boost for Hartlepool Sixth Form College student Nick, who lives with parents Dave and Jeanette and sister Sasha and previously attended Manor College of Technology, will release two singles tomorrow.

The first, I Am Loved, is a charity single that will raise money for Red Dreams. It is penned by David Arnett and produced by Paul Donnelly and Paul Hart.

The second, called Burning Love and both will be available from all digital platforms.