10:19AM, Monday 03 June 2013
A soul singer knocked out of TV singing contest The Voice said he was beaten 'fair and square' on the night.
Former Windsor schoolboy Jamie Bruce, who was mentored on the show by Sir Tom Jones, lost out in the knock-out stage to Alys Williams on Saturday.
The 34-year-old failed to gain one of three places for Sir Tom's team for the live stages with his performance of Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations.
He said: "Alys is an angel and was flawless and after she performed it I knew she was going to get picked.
"I want her to go on and win the show now.
"I got beaten fair and square by someone who was better than me.
"She deserved to get through and Sir Tom had no other choice."
And he rubbished reports in the national press he was axed because he was 'too fat' and took a swipe at the tabloid press for twisting his words.
Jamie, who went to the now-closed Haileybury Junior School in Imperial Road and his family still live in Winkfield Road, Winkfield said he enjoyed the experience.
He said: "I was really pleased with getting this far and chuffed to get as far I did and to be part of a show which has changed my life.
"This show has given me a rejuvenation of my passion and belief ."
And he hopes his appearance will lead to more gigs and opportunities and he plans on collaborating on an EP with a song writer.
The 6ft 5 inch tall singer said carpet fitting and working as a club doorman are on hold as he now has the best opportunity of realising his dream of earning a living as a singer.
He said: "I have got to strike while the iron is hot.
"I am off to see a PR company in Birmingham now and am doing various radio interviews and other things.
"Things are already looking good and I have various gigs booked.
"I am now also looking for a song writer to work on an EP with."
Visit www.jamiebruce.net for more.
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