The Voice duo spotted busking in city centre
THEY may have performed in front of thousands of viewers on The Voice UK at the weekend, but South Wales duo Into the Ark proved their raw talent when they were spotted busking on the streets of Cardiff yesterday.
Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones wowed judges on Saturday night with a unique version of Elvis’ Burning Love.
Their stunning performance of the King’s 1973 hit saw them go through to the next stage of The Voice, joining up with Welsh icon Sir Tom Jones following a three-way battle between new judges Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson.
Now the boys, who are from the Blackwood area, are getting ready to take on the battle round where they will have a sing-off with another of Jones’ contestants.
And what better way to practise than with some good old-fashioned busking?
The duo were spotted singing live outside Topshop on Cardiff’s Queen Street.
Singing in front of an open guitar case, the pair stunned passers-by with acoustic versions of the Bob Marley classic Is This Love, Lionel Richie’s Easy Like Sunday Morning and Jackie Wilson’s Higher and Higher.
Their street performance was met with huge cheers and claps, and even saw a few coins being tossed into the lid of their guitar case – though they may not need any of that now.
Taylor, 20, said: “Since the show on Saturday, it’s literally gone from one end to the other. Everyone’s been so supportive.
“Everything on social media has just been wicked. So many people who’ve seen us gig over the last two years have all got in touch and said how good it is seeing us do well.”
Guitarist and singer, 25-year-old Dane, added: “Some things we never thought we’d be doing, we’ve already started doing.
“We were on This Morning and Capital Radio – there’s just been so many amazing things coming about.”
He added: “And also thank you very much to everyone who’ve seen us, tweeted us and all the support from everywhere – it’s just amazing.”
The Voice UK continues on ITV on Saturday at 8pm. You can see Into the Ark again during the battle rounds