Stevie McCrorie has been invited to perform at Scotland’s biggest music festival following his sensational performances on ‘The Voice’.
The Denny-born singer, speaking exclusively to The Falkirk Herald, revealed he was asked by T in the Park supremo Geoff Ellis to play this year’s event at its new home in Strathallan.
To be actually invited, and not have to go through any kind of audition, it’s an amazing achievementStevie McCrorie
While the 30-year-old fireman is focusing his attentions on this weekend’s live final of the hit BBC talent show - but regardless of whether he wins or not, he’s already on the way to becoming an established solo artist.
“It’s like a dream come true,” Stevie said.
“I played the T Break stage with a collaborative project called MOPP - which I did 50-50 with another guy, I would write the lyrics and the melody and he would write the music.
“But to be actually invited, and not have to go through any kind of audition, it’s an amazing achievement.”
Stevie, a former St Patrick’s Primary pupil, admits the previous few days have been “hectic” as he prepares for the live show as well as undertaking various television and radio interviews.
While remaining tight-lipped on what new songs he will perform on the night, he did reveal that he will once again sing ‘All I Want’ by Kodaline - the number he aired during his blind audition at the beginning of the series to worldwide acclaim.
He will also duet with celebrity judge and series mentor Ricky Wilson.
Stevie confirms he is a big fan of the Kaiser Chiefs frontman.
“It’s weird - it’s like he’s a mate. I sometimes need to check myself that this is Ricky Wilson, who has sold millions of albums,” he added. “He is so down-to-earth; just a nice guy, really.
“I was a fan of the Kaiser Chiefs before, and Ricky generally as well. I always thought he was an amazing frontman.”
The Falkirk Herald reported yesterday on the growing Stevie-mania in his hometown of Denny and across the Falkirk district, as his fans cross their fingers and hope enough people vote for him to win the live final this weekend.
Mum Sandra said: “I’m a nervous wreck, but I’m so proud of him.”