Kirkcaldy fireman Stevie McCrorie said making it through to the live shows on BBC’s ‘The Voice’ this weekend was just as exhilarating as the birth of his daughter.
The 29-year-old told The Press it was a special moment and likened it to the arrival of his little girl Bibi.
Stevie gave a show-stopping performance of a U2 classic to make it through the second Knockouts round on Sunday.
He was one of eight contestants fighting for the chance to secure one of three coveted spots on the team mentored by judge Ricky Wilson, lead singer of The Kaiser Chiefs,
His edited version of U2’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ impressed his mentor so much it earned him the second place on Team Ricky’s final three.
Stevie, who is a member of Blue Watch at Kirkcaldy Fire Station, was delighted with the decision.
He said: “I got so emotional after I found out I had got one of the three places.
“I had been so nervous about the result as I was really hoping to get through to the Live shows.
“There was a lot of atmosphere and tension in the studio.
“But it was an amazing feeling to be chosen by Ricky - it was definitely the most exhilarating thing ever just like Bibi’s birth!”
After the knockouts on Sunday night Stevie tweeted: “Wow! thank you all! Genuinely felt shivers right up my back when Ricky said my name and my legs went to jelly! Sorry about that!”
There was also support from fellow judges including Sir Tom Jones who said he enjoyed Stevie’s performance and Rita Ora who said: “I would have picked Stevie for the live shows.
“He has got so much potential.”
His success now means a hectic schedule for the father-of-one.
...it was definitely the most exhilarating thing ever just like Bibi’s birth!Stevie McCrorie
He has moved to London to begin rehearsals for the live shows and is living in an apartment with the other contestants as they rehearse daily in preparation for Saturday.
But he said he can’t reveal what song he will be performing so viewers will need to tune in to find out: “I can’t reveal the song and it wasn’t picked by me but I love it!
“It’s a quite unknown song so I have a lot to live up to this Saturday.
“I’m hoping it works!”
Stevie added that he is delighted to be flying the flag for Scotland - he is the only Scot in the final 12 - and urged fans to give him their vote this weekend.