Andres nailed his blind audition (Picture: REX/Getty)
The Voice viewers were blown away by a Bruno Mars impersonator who took to the stage and well and truly left an impression on the judges.
Andres Cruz won over Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones, who turned their chairs during his performance of Don’t Go Yet by Camila Cabello.
Sir Tom couldn’t speak highly enough of the 24-year-old, telling him afterwards: ‘It sounded authentic. It wasn’t like somebody trying to do it, you were doing it. You meant it. That’s what got me. I loved it.’
Meanwhile, Olly praised Andres’ ‘great energy’ after he managed to get the audience on their feet, dancing.
However, the coaches were stunned when Andres revealed what he does for a living – he’s only part of a Bruno Mars tribute act!
His reason for applying to the ITV singing competition was to ‘be my own artist’ after spending years performing at weddings and in holidays parks, replicating the Grenade hitmaker’s slick moves and impressive vocals.
The 24-year-old sailed through to the next round (Picture: ITV/Rachel Joseph/Shutterstock)
Andres wowed with his cover of Locked Out Of Heaven, sounding just like Bruno himself (Picture: Getty)
But, of course, once he revealed that he performs as the Grammy winner for his day job, Olly couldn’t help but ask Andres to give them a taster.
So, he got to work, delighting the audience with a cover of Locked Out of Heaven, sounding pretty much identical to Bruno himself!
Viewers at home couldn’t get enough of Andres, who moved to the UK from the Caribbean when he was 15, with his family.
Taking to Twitter to share their excitement, one wrote: ‘He’s great as Bruno Mars,’ while another asked: ‘Bruno Mars, is that you?’
‘Andres is a brilliant performer. Great start to tonight’s show,’ a third viewer praised.
‘Andres seems like a lovely lad i hope he does well,’ another tweeted.
Ultimately, it was Olly who managed to secure Andres for his team, and the former X Factor star couldn’t have been happier.
In fact, Andres’ performance inspired the coaches to show off their own impersonation skills, with Olly doing his best Cher while Anne Marie did an impression of Alanis Morissette.
The Voice continues Saturday on ITV.
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