The Voice UK winner Kevin Simm: "Whatever happens I'll carry on gigging"

Published Monday, Apr 11 2016, 17:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Voice UK winner Kevin Simm has said: "Whatever happens I'll carry on gigging."

Liberty X star Kevin was crowned the winner of the BBC singing competition on Saturday night, pipping Jolan Gidney-Craigen to the post.

Kevin Simm - The Voice UK winner - press shot.
10 April 2016.

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It was big deal for Kevin, 35, to even audition for the show last year given his fame in pop band Liberty X, who had topped the charts in 2002 with 'Just A Little'.

Speaking to The Sun, Kevin said: "I know that if you win this competition there's no guarantee of success – it was always going to be a gamble.

"There's a long way to go, obviously. This week I've got to see what happens with my song in the charts."

He added: "It's scary because I really didn't expect to win The Voice. Whatever happens I'll carry on gigging. I had a successful career before this. If I was to fail I'd be in a better position to gig.

"I mean it's singing all the way, I am sh*t at anything else."

Kevin Simm - The Voice UK - single artwork cover.
10 April 2016.

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Now 14 years after the start of his Liberty X days, Kevin is back in the limelight, this time going solo and showing off his vocal ability, something which impressed the coaches week after week.

His first audition of Sia's 'Chandelier' was met with rapturous applause and saw all four coaches turn their chair for him.

Now, the pressure is on for Kevin's winners winner's single 'All You Good Friends' to chart well.

Kevin told the newspaper: "At this present time I don't see this as a success. No matter what happens with this single, I think the true test is making a good album."

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