The Voice winner brings Jennifer Hudson to tears | WINNER'S JOURNEY #14
Voice2017 is... ... Mo! What's your name? Where are you from? My name is Mo, I'm 21 and I'm from Warrington. Mo and Max, welcome to The
Voice. Now this is a quite unique situation, because some people might be thinking... ... that you're a duo, but you're actually both auditioning individually. - Yeah. And you're best mates. When I first heard Mo properly... this guy is really good. I kind of had a moment were we could like be really jealous of each other... ... or we get along really well. Thankfully it's the last. Our friendship does matter a lot... ... when times get difficult I can always depend on Max to be there for me. It's a nice feeling. I didn't probably have the most stereotypical upbringing. I grew up in caring, got fostered, lived in quite quite a lot different places... ... but I felt really blessed that I had so many people in my life... ... who wanted to care for me and look after me. From what I know he's been through in his life, it's quite remarkable... ... he's come out such like a stand-up person... ... an incredibly strong character. Growing up I enjoyed listening to music. It was filled with like so much hope and then so much happiness. Music kinda does feel like it is a parent... ... the comfort of the mother and the motivation from the father. I could tell you were very connected to that song right? What is it about that song? For me music has always been about expressing yourself......
... and I feel that musicians today have more of an impact on the general... ...public than politicians cause let's be honest... ... I've stopped believing in politicians at the moment. I don't believe in them. - Wauw. Well you haven't stopped believing in music, because you can sing! I gotta tell you that you are the reason that I agreed to do this show. You understand the power of music and I love that you are a reminder of... ... just how powerful music is. I'm gonna go for
Jennifer. - Yes! To sing a song like this you have to give... ... you have to find your meaning... ... like you lived. So I can tell you know what it's about... ... but for you, you relate it to something else. Like this moment... ...it's been a long time coming. The rehearsals have been going alright, um, but I'm struggling because... ... I've had a chest infection for the last week so it's kind of hold it... ... what I can do a little bit. If I leave the stage with no
voice, than so be it. I came here thinking that Mo is going to just paint the stage and... ... graffiti all over it: Mo. But, Diamond good that you held your own and you shined tonight. 'Freedom' by Beyonce... Mo got really excited... He did his happy dance! Get my freedom dance, whatever that was, come on sing that song. I do feel a little bit of pressure because it's Beyonce and this is a time now where... ... I really need to step up my game in terms of not just delivering a good...
vocal performance... ... also delivering a performance. It's strange that we both got this far in it. I feel like this competition as well... ... sort of making you step it up even more. - I think there is a little bit of pressure. With this next performance I need to make sure the fear doesn't creep in... I'm gonna push myself to the very limit to make sure that I don't go home tonight. Team Jhud productions, we believe music is business. It ain't just things, it's serious to us and... ... that was all over your face. She was dead serious. The face you made on that camera, I mean, I swear to God I thought you... ... they might call you to be in the next Wolverine or something... You're swag. Where that swag come from boy? Is this the same person? I think the person who I'm off stage like I'm very quiet. Music is an escape. It allows me to be a person who I wish I was. Knocking On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan I like the song. - Can you relate to it? Yeah I think it's very very relatable. Sing Mo. I do struggle to tell people how I'm feeling. Things that I keep in that I must scream, but don't know how to tell people. So, through music I can show people how I'm feeling. When I saw on the VT you said you didn't think you could relate to it... ... well you coulda fooled me because you related to that song. - Thank you. Really you did a beautiful job. I loved it. I'm just glad I don't have to compete against you. I...
coulda sworn I saw the gates of heaven open while you were singing. That is who you are when you sing like that, that is who you are. So be proud. Fantastic. Unbelievable. I'm speechles right now. I really did think that was gonna be the result. It does a lot of things that kind of got to me a little bit. A stretched-out burden throughout all the week... ... I finally was able to just let it all out. So, this is the semi-finals! Can I get amen? - Amen. I can't see myself going further in this competition without Mo... ... and I feel like he's the one to beat. I had a bit of it through like the wall today. It sounded good like someone powerful, mate. This whole experience has been made better the fact that... ... I've had Max there. No matter what you're singing you've always... ... got an emotional connection with a song. I think the audience can merely tell about me. Just keep doing what you do. I'm really excited to do the track.
Jennifer's brought a lot of faith for me so I just want to make sure that... ... I couldn't walk through without faith. You came to win, give me five. Oh my God. You get a whole other look in your eyes, when you sing... ... you go to a whole other place and you take us with you. You're not on my team but I think you're sensational. I love your
voice, I love everything about you. - Thank you. It's amazing! You make the show better. You make the show better. This week's been crazy busy. I had a lot...
of fun. Right now we're joined by a man we love from Warrington, it's the brilliant Mo! I've just done my first ever radio interview. Absolutely loved it. How is