Isle rocker Damian Dalton Smith follows his famous sister on to the small screen this weekend as he tries his luck on BBC’s The Voice.
The rocker brother of actress Sheridan Smith usually heads Isle band The Torn, but steps out alone on Saturday night in a bid to impress judges including Will I Am, Rota Ora, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones.
Damian, 39, was first asked to audition for the hit show last year, and made the televised show after competing against thousands of hopefuls. He has Torn bandmembers cheering him on as he takes to the stage solo to perform Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.
This week Damian has become hot stuff as the media anticipate his success.
He said: “Here’s hoping something may come of this. Eeek! My phone is red hot with interviews and invitations to radio stations already. Exciting times!”
The Epworth painter and musician has huge support from his many fans who have flooded his facebook page with congratulatory messages. Here are just a few:
Nick Daniel Bishenden: Time to take the world by storm pal, we all know you have more then enough talent to do it and everyone will be behind you all the best pal.
Corrine Marie Lee: I love the voice l! Amazing news...good luck, not that you’ll need it xxxx
LisaDavid Marchant: We are very excited Damian in the Marchant household, I hope you remembered your Welsh roots and picked Mr Jones xxx
Rachel Ward: Yey! This is so exciting. Damian Dalton Smith, I’ve seen the episode already (at work)! Buy the Daily Telegraph this Saturday and look at the arts section - I’ve put you in a TV preview! Every little helps. Lovely to see your mum and dad and Howard Johnson there too. Well done and good luck with everything - you’re a star! Xx
Gary LS Coult: Wow this is awesome Damo really pleased for you, Good luck mate, Gaz knew you would get your shot at the big time sooner or later buddy cos its in your blood. No one can argue - your family is full of natural talent mate, proud to be your friend cos your a genuine top bloke, really chuffed for you Mr Smith.