Kirkcaldy firefighter Stevie McCrorie delivered a knockout performance on Saturday night to make it through to the next round of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’.
The father-of-one, who is a member of the Blue Watch at Kirkcaldy Fire Station, won his head to head in spectacular style during the competition’s ‘Battles’ round.
He got the nod from judge Ricky Wilson, only to accidentally punch the lead singer of The Kaiser Chiefs on the nose moments later!
Millions of viewers watched Stevie light up the stage as he performed “Demons’ by the Imagine Dragons in a sing-off against fellow team member Tim Arnold in the pre-recorded show.
But the 29-year-old proved he was the better singer on the night when Ricky chose him to go forward to the next round.
However Stevie appeared to get carried away in the excitement of the moment as he threw his hands up, coming into contact with his mentor as they left the stage. Viewers heard Ricky respond by telling the town firefighter: “You nearly knocked my nose off!” Stevie quickly apologised though and the pair hugged.
Audiences had to wait for most of the show to see Stevie’s victory, but it was definitely worth the wait as the sing-off proved to be one of the highlights of the night with Ricky tweeting: “That was incredible boys. RT if you agree that @timarnold and @steviemccrorie were the battle of the night.”
Stevie watched the show in the company of friends and family at his local golf club in Alva.
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.”
The competition’s intensity will start to rack up as he now looks ahead to the Knockout rounds.
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