The Voice hopeful Matt Henry lands second chance


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Singing hopeful Matt Henry landed a place in the live quarter-finals of The Voice, just days after viewers saw him a whisker away from crashing out. 

The 34-year-old was ditched by his coach last week but was given a second chance by Jessie J who has now put him through to the next stage of the contests.

Viewers last night saw the coaches finalise their teams of three who head into the live section of the BBC1 series, beginning on Friday.

Just 12 contestants now remain in the show,with others through to the next round last night including Ash Morgan and Karl Michael.

Henry's survival means he has outlived Jordan Lee Davies, who actually beat him in the battle rounds and could have spelled the end of his run in the contest until Jessie came to his aid by stealing him for her team.

On Saturday night - as Sir Tom Jones and completed their teams - fans of the series saw Davies's spell in the show come to an end when he missed out on a place in Will's final three.

Jessie finalised her trio by selecting former Miss Scotland finalist Sarah Cassidy, as well as Henry and Morgan for the live stage.

Danny O'Donoghue also chose his three, taking through partially sighted Andrea Begley, Mitchell Emms and Karl Michael.

He said of the next challenges for his acts: "Now it is the live shows, the biggest test of all.

"They have gotten over all the hurdles, over everything we have put in front of them, now it is up to them, now they have to be able to seize this opportunity with both hands and teeth and don't let go for dear life."

And Jessie told the other coaches, after completing her line-up: "I think that everybody has a strong three to be honest in their final three - but you've always got to be yeah looking over your shoulder for Team Jessie because we're coming atcha."

The performers left in the competition will be facing the public vote from Friday at 7pm.

Here are the remaining contestants:

Team Tom:

Mike Ward - 23, from Salford

Joseph Apostol - 21, from Kent

Alys Williams - 25 from Caernarfon

Team Danny:

Karl Michael - 27, from London

Andrea Begley - 27, from County Tyrone

Mitchel Emms - 19, from Stafford

Team Jessie:

Sarah Cassidy - 31, from Glasgow

Matt Henry - 34, from London

Ash Morgan - 27 from Abercynon.

Team Will:

Leah McFall - 23, from Belfast

Cleo Higgins - 30, from Birmingham

Leanne Jarvis - 25, from Essex