BBC series Let It Shine began for the first time in January. It was the quest to find young men to start in 'The Band', a new musical featuring the songs of Take That. Throughout the show auditions we saw some powerful and unique voices, here are our Top 10.



10 17-year-old Josh Bailey provided a classy and sensitive version of Jealous (Labrinth). The nod from Amber Riley showed her appreciation. Bailey's talent saw him reach the live shows, but Josh got knocked out during week one.
09 Welsh boy Nicky Price sung a musical number from Les Miserables. The ease he performed in the audition was great to watch, his previous small competition experience paying off. Price was knocked out whilst collaborating with Melanie C in Group 5.
08 For the sheer shock factor, Deaglan Arthurs has to be in our top 10. Covering New York, New York - the singer had some vocal issues but brought a lot of fun. He was another boy to be knocked out in the Group stage, when he joined with 3 and teamed up with Busted.
07 West Yorkshire lad Curtis T Johns wrote records on Matt Cardle's album and decided to sing Put Your Records On. His deep tone and positive spin from the song itself, was enough to get our thumbs up. Curtis made it through to the live finals and his performances with group Five-To-Five made him a winner!
06  27 year old Kyle Passmore soulful voice was perfect for James Morrison's single You Give Me Something, scoring an impressive 19/20 points. His looks resembled James Arthur during X Factor. After making it into Group 5, Kyle was eliminated whilst singing with Melanie C.
05  Matt Thorpe had lots of musical experience, with shows such as American Idiot, Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia under his belt. Thorpe's performance of If I Ain't Got You got top score! His vocal range was impressive and certainly excited the judges. Matt continued to impress in the group and live stages with Neon Panda, and only just missed out (runner up).
04 Probably the most weirdest voice on the show. South African Hercules Smith was already emotional before his rendition of Iris by Goo Goo Dolls. His vocals rocked us and touched the judges hearts. The chorus was sensational, becoming slightly operatic. Hercules was eliminated in Group 5, but we think his style is most suited to being a solo star anyway.
03  Jason Brock was always going to be great, after all he was in Thriller Live! The judges were stunned by his total vocal range. Brock made easy-work of Run To You by Whitney Houston. Unsurprisingly he got top score and went all the way into the final, where he finished runner up in Nightfall.
02  Ah, it's always great when people sing Bring Him Home well. Bradley Johnson from Bradford had previously been an actor on BBC drama The Syndicate. He sung the Les Miserables tune with emotion and meaning, so the judges gave him top score which we thought he deserved.  He teamed up with Jason Brock (above) and Nightfall, eventually finishing runner up in the final.
01  This is what an audition should be like! Rotherham lad Jonnie Halliwell entertained the crowd with a fun and energy-driven rendition of Reet Petite. His performance was exciting and got everyone in the mood to dance! Even the judges were smiling and nodding their heads in delight. Jonnie also made it into the finals, losing out as runners-up with his group Drive.
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