Into Battle! Stevie set for Voice return ...

Stevie McCrorie performing on The Voice. Pic: BBC
Stevie McCrorie performing on The Voice. Pic: BBC

Kirkcaldy fireman Stevie McCrorie is preparing to do battle this weekend - not with a blaze, but with another singer on BBC talent show ‘The Voice’!

The 29-year-old, who is originally from Alva in Clackmannanshire, works at Kirkcaldy Fire Station.

Stevie at work

Stevie at work

And this Saturday he is making a second appearance on the show as he takes part in the ‘battles round’.

The move comes after his successful audition which saw him take to the stage on ‘The Voice’ for the first time last month.

For his first performance he sang Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’ to impress celebrity judges Will.I.Am, Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and Rita Ora.

And Stevie proved to be so popular that all four turned around for him in the blind auditions. In the end though he decided to go with Ricky Wilson as he felt the strongest connection with him.

The father-of-one, who only trained to become a firefighter two years ago, told The Press about what’s involved in the next round.

He said: “The battles round sees two singers from the same team competing against each other - so we are singing the same song.

‘‘I am up against Tim Arnold and we are singing “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. He sings a part and I sing a part and Ricky will decide who goes through to the next stage.

“I am just so chuffed I managed to get that slot - the support I have had over the past seven weeks has been amazing. I will be watching the show on Saturday and I’m a bit nervous about it because the bar was set so high with my first audition.

“But when I performed in the battles, the crowd were really up for it and it went very well.”

He continued: “Ricky is great. You get a lot of time to spend with him round the piano. He is the guy I thought he was - very genuine and nice.”

Stevie said the reaction to his initial performance has been overwhelming: “It’s been crazy!

‘‘Most places I go now I get recognised with people asking for photos and autographs,” he said.

“I got to go to the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere in London with the other contestants which was amazing. I am just enjoying the moment because going to events like that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“I also performed with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in Glasgow and the crowd was great.”

Recently Stevie was also able to raise money for a very worthy cause when he performed a gig in his home town in aid of Marie Curie. The event was a sell-out and raised £2000 for the charity.

He added: “I am really excited about watching the battles on Saturday - it’s been so surreal. I really hope people enjoy my performance.”