Olly Murs sings on The Voice and it backfires dreadfully

The Voice is meant to be about finding the next big singing star, but it seems Olly Murs felt he needed to prove his own musical worth in the latest episode of the ITV show.

On Saturday night, footage of the latest round of blind auditions saw a range of singers take to the stage – from girl groups to ethereal soloists.

But one of the audience members only wanted to hear one voice – that of 34-year-old chart sensation Olly.

“I think you should sing,” one audience member declared – prompting Olly to take to the stage (with a little help from will.i.am) to crack out a rendition of his song Moves.

Olly Murs sings on The Voice and it backfires dreadfully

Viewers were unimpressed to see The Voice turn into ‘The Olly Murs show’
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However, those tuning in from home were not impressed to see the show coach take to the stage himself – sparking something of a backlash from viewers.

“Was that Olly’s mum shouting out “I think you should sing” #TheVoiceUK,” one amused fan commented on Twitter .

“No ollie don’t sing,” another viewer commented – with others sharing gifs that showed expressions of exasperation and contempt.

Olly Murs sings on The Voice and it backfires dreadfully

Olly took to the stage to sing his song, Moves
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One viewer slammed the moment as coming across as disingenuous, tweeting: “not as if it’s rehearsed or anything.”

While another seemed to take a swipe at Will – who filled in for Snoop Dogg who features on the actual track – tweeting: “Oh Christ. Here he goes. Putting the C into rap.”

Another felt Will was the only thing that saved the moment, tweeting: “At least Will is helping him out.. Dire.”

Olly Murs sings on The Voice and it backfires dreadfully

will.i.am joined the chart topper to fill in Snoop Dogg’s rap segment
(Image: ITV)

Olly Murs sings on The Voice and it backfires dreadfully

Many viewers took to Twitter to slam Olly’s performance
(Image: ITV)

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While another blasted: “Oh good. Olly and William are singing… said no-one ever” – and another yet urged: "Grab that Feckin mic off of Murs PLEASE! PLEASE!!"

And yet another felt The Voice risked being overshadowed by it’s newest judge, tweeting: "Didn’t realise this was the Olly Murs show."

The Voice continues on ITV on Saturday night at 8pm.