STEPHEN: I’LL BE BACK!
Singer will try again
Trinity High pupil Stephen McLaughlin has revealed he’ll be back for another crack at singing success.
The 16-year-old had both the school and nation glued to their screens for his musical debut on BBC’s The Voice earlier this year, after performing a soulful rendition of Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart.
Show judges Rita Ora, Sir Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and Will.I.Am were left stunned when their chairs turned to reveal the 16-year-old star.
The four coaches later admitted their regret for not turning around with Rita Ora telling him she was “truly moved” by his performance. Steven was very humbled to receive such a comment from a woman who has had three solo number one singles in the UK.
Will Stephen make a comeback on the next series?
“Yes,” he said, “I’d like to try again.”
When sharing his experience from his first time on show, he said that just performing for the four famous faces was his highlight.
He said: “Performing on The Voice was a brilliant experience”.
Stephen went on to explain that even though he never got the opportunity to continue further in the competition, he does not regret auditioning as he got to show viewers what he was capable of and how much passion he shares for music.
He revealed that the show’s producers allocated him the Janis Joplin hit which was the catalyst for the growth of his internet stardom.
The online YouTube video of the young singer has reached over one million views and counting. New found online fans began to buzz even from the first note.
Online user, Kristin Bryant, showed her appreciation of the Trinity star, tweeting: “This kid is going to go far in life,” with another asking why he wasn’t given a chance.
One online fan was campaigning for his return, and said: “Please come back next year! You are a star.. My favourite this year”
On song Trinity pupil Stephen McLaughlin appeared on The Voice