The Voice fans call out Guy Sebastian over awkward moment
The Voice fans were furious on Tuesday when they recognised one of the contestants auditioning for the show.
The singer Jay Sierra mentioned his previous work performing with Cirque Du Soleil but failed to mention he’d already been on an Australian talent show.
Singer Jay, 27, was part of the boyband The Collective that came third on The X Factor Australia in 2012 —a show that Guy Sebastian was also a judge on.
The Voice mentors were amazed when Jay started singing, with Guy, Rita Ora and Keith Urban all turning their chairs.
Treating the singer as if they’d just discovered a new talent, the mentors avoided talking about the singer’s past success with The Collective.
Coach Rita exclaimed, “That was awesome! I want to know everything. Who are you?”
People were confused by the whole situation and took to social media to slam the show.
“No mention of X Factor, weird nobody recognised him,” wrote a fan.
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“Way to leave out the fact you were in The Collective, Jay, the boyband who won The X Factor about a decade or so back,” a second added.
“He should not be allowed on this show. Do a season of ex signed people if you wanna allow this,” another chimed in.
Some people couldn’t believe that Guy didn’t mention The X Factor even though he worked closely with Jay in 2012.
One fan quipped, “Wasn’t Guy a judge on the season he was in? The fact that they are acting like they’ve never met.”
Keith used his ‘block’ option on Guy, to prevent Jay and Guy working together.
Speaking on social media after the show, Jay discussed Keith’s decision.
“I ended up with Keith, he was actually my first pick,” he started.
“It’s humbling for sure, to think that he needed to do that.”
The boyband The Collective was formed on the fourth season of The X Factor Australia when members Jay, Trent Bell, Julian De Vizio, Zach Russell and Will Singe were put together.
The Collective went on to place third in the competition, and were signed to Sony Music Australia.
They had some success in Australia, with their first album debuting at number 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart before disbanding in 2015.
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