Former boyband member Sean Conlon has reportedly been rejected from The Voice, after auditioning for the new BBC One reality show.
Sean, who was part of 90s group Five, didn’t make it through to the next stage of the competition, after all four coaches chose not to turn their chairs around.
Mentor Jessie J revealed that she was shocked to see the 30-year-old singer, telling Bang Showbiz:
“I was so excited about Sean from Five auditioning but I couldn’t believe I didn’t turn around for him. He was the first concert I ever went to.
“The way I react when I realise it’s him will be the moment people realise I am still very much in a dream world and pinching myself that I’m here.”
Conlon apparently said he was “gutted” to have failed the audition, admitting that he was looking forward to closing “the door on Sean from Five”.
The Voice format encourages mentors to pick singers from their voice alone through ‘blind’ auditions, with each coach turning their chair around if they like what they hear.
The show will launch on BBC One on 24 March at 7pm, clashing with the first in a new series of Britain’s Got Talent on ITV1.