Singer will try again

Rutherglen Reformer - - Trinity Reformer - Megan Dou­gal

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

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