Donel Mangena isn’t even on Tom’s team but it seems the legendary singer is a big fan of his.
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The Voice contestant made a big impression during his first performance of Cold Water by Major Lazer.
After interspersing the lyrics with Zimbabwean ones, his grandmother ran out to congratulate him.
She then made history on ITV’s show after dancing with Donel and the rest of his family in the most fabulous way possible.
Everyone on the coaching panel was in awe of the elderly lady who had travelled all the way from Zimbabwe just for the occasion.
Speaking to press including Express.co.uk at The Voice’s live show launch, will.i.am – who is Donel’s mentor – revealed some bad news.
He confessed: “Donel has been dealing with his grandma potentially not being able to come and watch him.”
Fellow panellists Jennifer Hudson and Olly Murs demanded to know if she would make it.
Will tentatively responded: “She has just got her visa so fingers crossed!”
Tom joked: “Good – if she’s not coming I’m not coming.”
Meanwhile, Tom’s team will be hoping for a successful performance this evening.
Ruti Olajugbagbe and Lucy Milburn will no doubt be singing their hearts out to gain a place in the coveted final.
They will face tough competition from Donel and fellow will.i.am teammate, Tai.
Jennifer’s offerings of Bella Voci and Gayatri Nair are sure to provide the goods as well.
Tomorrow’s first live show will be completed by Olly’s Lauren Bannon and Jamie Grey.
This comes after will.i.am accidentally revealed a big secret about Prince Harry.
After much debate about whether he should release the information, the Black Eyed Peas star spilled some tantalising details about Donel.
The youngster received an exciting letter from Prince Harry inviting him to perform for Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday.
Meanwhile, Jennifer and Olly demanded to know where their invitation was.
The Voice UK airs tonight on ITV at 8.30pm.