Stevie McCrorie has become the firm favourite to win ‘The Voice’ following another memorable performance on the BBC talent show.
The 29-year-old fireman, who grew up in Denny, won a sing-off against fellow contestant Tim Arnold to book his place as one of the final 12 performers to progress in the competition.
And such was the reaction from fans to the former St Modan’s High pupil’s performance of ‘Demons’ by the Imagine Dragons that bookmakers have now installed him as a 2/1 favourite to win the primetime series.
It was certainly a performance that packed a punch ... as Stevie accidentally hit judge Ricky Wilson when he threw his arms in the air after being told he had won.
A mortified Stevie hugged the star and apologised. “Sorry, man. I’m really sorry,” he said.
Ricky said: “You nearly knocked my nose off.”
The dad-of-one first caught the eye when he sang Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’ in the blind auditions back in January.
He watched the pre-recorded sing-off in his new hometown of Alva surrounded by friends and family when it was broadcast on Saturday night and like his fans across the country had to wait until near the end to see his performance.
After his win, he told the audience: “I’m really shocked. You come into this competition as nobody and never actually think you can compete with these people.
“There was just a total sense of relief when Ricky went for me.”
Better get your outfit ready for the final, you’ll want to look good when you win!Beth McCarthy
Fans were quick to share their glowing reviews of his latest showing on social media.
Beth McCarthy said: “Well ... Stevie knocked it out the park. Better get your outfit ready for the final, you’ll want to look good when you win!”
And mentor Ricky also took to Twitter to say: “That was incredible boys. RT if you agree that @timarnold and @steviemccrorie were the battle of the night.”