Soul singer Cedric Neal wowed The Voice judges with an incredible performance of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground during the blind auditions.

Cedric, originally from Dallas, Texas, now lives in Brighton where he moved to live with his husband.

Within seconds, judge Jennifer Hudson was up in dancing and begged him to join her team. She said: "As soon as you opened your mouth I hit the button.

"We need more voices like this and it needs to be heard too."

Sir Tom Jones said: "Wow that was incredible - you absolutely ripped it."

While fellow judge Olly Murs added: "With you on my team I think I would win The Voice."

With applause ringing in his ears, Cedric, 43, said: "I feel like I won the gold medal at the Olympics" and opted for Sir Tom to be his mentor.

The talented Cedric is also an actor, he has had minor roles in in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase and The Good Guys and the comedy film Lost In London.

He's also appeared in the West End in Motown The Musical as Berry Gordy, founder of the legendary record label.

In 2018 he starred in the revival of the musical Chess as The Arbiter alongside Michael Ball and Alexandra Burke.

After Cedric's impressive performance, a trio from Brighton - The Flat Pack - made it through the auditions after Olly Murs turned for them.

Forty-three-year-old Duncan, 36-year-old Nathan and 39-year-old, who are painters and decorators, sang Frank Sinatra's Luck Be a Lady.

Olly Murs was the only judge who turned for them and they will now join his team.