CORNWALL’S hope in reality singing contest The Voice has crashed out of the competition after losing in the ‘battle’ round.
Trainee lawyer Myles Evans, from Saltash, faced off against team mate Max Murphy in last night's prime time contest on BBC 1 with the pair singing Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby.
But mentor Ricky Wilson preferred Max’s rendition, and with none of the other judges prepared to ‘steal’ Myles, the 26-year-old may have to fall back on his law career.
In the lead-up to the battle, Myles appeared to suffer with confidence issues, leading Ricky to say: “This has got to get better, quicker. He’s not just out of his comfort zone; he’s got no comfort zone”.
However, Myles held his own on the night, forcing his mentor to make a tough decision.
Speaking after he’d made his choice, Ricky said: “This is the start of something great. He’s made a leap and now I’m really proud of him. It made it all the more harder not to put him through.”
Asked why she didn’t steal Myles, fellow judge Kylie Minogue said: “I didn’t feel like I could take Myles any further in the competition.”
Myles was entered into the competition by sister Davida, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
The Evans family moved to Saltash 12 years ago when Myles was 14. He is the son of European Cup winning Scottish footballer Allan Evans.