Some of the best things in the world are the most unexpected ones – and that saying definitely applies to this amazing duet that occurred on the British version of The Voice!
In the most recent season, the aspiring singer-actress Bethzienna Williams decided to audition. The 28-year-old woman has previously uploaded covers of songs to YouTube but has definitely been a lot more popular since her appearances on The Voice.
During her blind audition, she performed ‘Cry To Me’ from Solomon Burke, made popular by none other than Dirty Dancing.
As you probably know, the judges/coaches have no idea who’s performing a song as their seats are turned around.
With a press of a button, one of the judges can decide to support the singer and try to get them on their team. Jennifer Hudson decided to hit that Voice-button, and Bethzienna found herself in Team JHUD.
However, it was something after the audition that made this moment much more special.
Bethzienna had a quick talk with the legend Sir Tom Jones, who is universally adored for his songs such as ‘What’s New Pussycat’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual’. More specifically, he asked her why she chose to perform this song.
During their quick exchange, Bethzienna actually revealed that the reason she performed the song ‘Cry To Me’ in her audition, was because of its inclusion in her favorite movie ‘Dirty Dancing’.
Tom Jones was visibly elated and then revealed himself that he loved the song and recalls singing it in the summer.
“How do you know that song?” he asked the contestant. “It’s a great song. I love that. I sang that myself on stage. I sang it through the summer.”
Of course, it didn’t take long before the audience and the other judges starting cheering him so he would perform the song.
After a little while, Tom was more than happy to oblige their request!
“Do you mind if I sang it?” he said to Bethzienna.
As the cheers and the applause from the audience were deafening, Bethzienna quickly prepared herself for a once-in-a-lifetime duet with the one and only Tom Jones.
Not every contestant on The Voice manages to get to the next round – let alone perform together with one of the judges!
When he started to sing the first lines of the song with the classic charm that only he can provide, the audience pretty much erupted.
And Bethzienna wasn’t nervous at all, she just very much enjoyed this amazing experience and made the most out of this unexpected moment.
The two definitely have chemistry and it didn’t take long until everyone was up on their feet dancing and singing along.
The always joyful Olly Murs even started to dance with a couple of the audience members at the front row. The musical energy in this duet was simply too infectious and everybody had to dance! Jennifer Hudson was still amazed by the whole thing, so she had to take out her smartphone to capture it for herself.
“Special moments like this is why I love The Voice, the way the Judges make the day for contestants in a way that only they can. Respect.”
Bethzienna eventually made it to the finals of the competition.
Sir Tom Jones even ‘stole’ her during the show from coach Jennifer, given that they already built up such amazing chemistry during their duet together.
One thing is for sure: we definitely haven’t heard the last of Bethzienna Williams! Don’t forget to check out her amazing and unexpected duet with Tom Jones in the video below.
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