Tyler James: "Cheryl Cole Gave Me The Best Advice"
EXCLUSIVE | The Voice star also talks Will.I.Am & the late Amy Winehouse...
After theGirls Aloudstar [uuid=b0c91483-eadb-45e3-88f2-3e98d86d46f2]Will.I.Am at Isle of MTV: Malta Special, Tyler explained: "She put out a tweet and stuff which I know shows support and helps, but when I actually spoke to her, she gave me some great advice.
"She came from a show like that, so she knows the process of it. You know, you can lose yourself in it and she just reminded me ‘try and remember when you were a kid that you really wanted to be in this position, you really wanted to be on this stage, you wanted to be singing.'
"And it’s the best advice because I went out there that night and I was like ‘yeah, let’s do it’."
He also went on to add that he felt "lucky" to have Will as a mentor on the show, stating: "He’s really looked out for me, he’s brought out the best in me and he’s continued to support me.
"Bringing me in on things like this - it’s been a great experience for me. Hopefully, it’s what I’ll be doing soon when I’ve written my album, so it’s great to know that he’s got my back."
Tyler also expressed how his pal, the late Amy Winehouse, would have felt about his success since appearing on The Voice, saying: "I think if she’d of known about it in the beginning – the concept that I’d go audition for a show like that, I think she would’ve thought I was mental.
"I know she’d be proud of me. All she ever wanted for me and all I ever wanted for her was to be happy. She knows that music is my passion and that this is everything I ever wanted. So, I’m sure she’s just looking down, laughing and smiling."
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews