Viewers speechless as The Voice coaches don’t turn for 90s popstar

The Voice viewers were ecstatic to see a 90s popstar take to the stage for an audition during Saturday’s show.

However, Mariama Goodmant, 44, who gained fame as one-third of the girl group Honeyz failed to capture the attention of any of the coaches.

Talking before her solo audition, the-singer-turned-midwife expressed: ‘I’ve always wanted to see how I would do with it being just me. 

‘It’s a very different feeling than being surrounded by girls doing it with you. There’s a bit more pressure when you’re on your own.’

Despite delivering a captivating rendition of Irene Cara’s Out Here on My Own, Mariama’s performance did not convince coaches Olly Murs, Anne-Marie, Sir Tom Jones, and to turn their chairs. 

Surprise: Mariama Goodmant, 44, who gained fame as one-third of the girl group Honeyz took to the stage to auditon on The Voice on Saturday night

No turns: Despite siging her heart out she failed to capture the attention of any of the coaches as not one of them turned around in their big red chair

Olly commented: ‘That was a beautiful song choice, but I feel like in the middle she kind of lost her rhythm and where it was.’

Tom added: ‘She was a good singer though.’ 

Following her audition, Mariama shared: ‘It was really nerve-racking. As soon as I saw my daughter in the corner, it got to me. 

‘My voice broke a little bit, and I knew, that was it. But I’m glad I showed my daughter it doesn’t matter how scared you are, if you’ve got a passion, you go for it regardless.’

Viewers were left speechless at the decision and took to social media, with one noting: ‘Why did no one turn for @mariamagoodman!’

Another expressed confusion about the judges’ choices, stating: ‘I’m sure these judges on #TheVoiceUk are hearing something different to me. The ones I think are good they ignore, and the ones that sound out of tune to me right from the start they love and turn around.’ 

A third viewer frustratingly commented: ‘I’m losing the will to live tonight with this!! The woman (the midwife) from The Honeyz was excellent. Not one turn.’

Mariama who stepped in for the founding member Heavenli Abdi in 1999 achieved success with three Top 10 hit singles during her tenure – Love of a Lifetime, Never Let You Down, and Won’t Take It Lying Down.

Feedback: Tom said that she had a beautiful voice

Feedback: Olly commented that it was a beautiful song choice

Strong: Despite not impressing the Coaches, Mariama shared that she showed her daughter it's OK to be scared and you should always follow your passion regardless

Shock: Viewers were left speechless at the decision that nobody turned with one describing Mariama's audition as 'excellent'

Old school: Mariama stepped in for the founding member of Honeyz Heavenli Abdi and achieved success with songs Love of a Lifetime, Never Let You Down, and Won't Take It Lying Down

She left the band in August 2000, and Honeyz eventually split in 2001 after Heavenli’s return.

In 2013, Mariama reunited with Heavenli and Célena Cherry for ITV‘s The Big Reunion.

Her and Célena continue to tour as Honeyz.


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