Olly Murs carried out an extremely emotional tribute to his late buddy Caroline Flack on tonight’s The Voice, leaving viewers at dwelling in floods of tears.
Flack died by suicide in February 2020 on the age of 40; she and Murs had co-hosted each The X Factor and The Xtra Issue collectively and had developed an in depth bond.
In between auditions, judges Murs, Sir Tom Jones, Anne Marie and Will.i.am have been being stored entertained by the viewers, who all of a sudden began cheering for the Troublemaker singer to carry out for them.
‘Have you learnt what,’ he started, giving in to their calls for, ‘I’m going to do a basic track, it’s not one in every of my ones, clearly they’re basic proper!’
He continued: ‘I wish to dedicate it to having you lot again, and in addition I wish to dedicate it to my buddy Caroline Flack.’
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‘It’s known as Candy Caroline and it goes like this,’ he added, breaking into track and urging everybody to sing alongside.
The opposite judges might in fact not assist however sing alongside, whereas these at dwelling have been left in floods of tears on the emotional tribute.
In direction of the tip of the efficiency, Olly thanked the viewers and blew a kiss and pointed it in direction of the sky, earlier than wanting a bit teary himself.
‘Olly singing for Caroline Flack I’m in tears,’ one particular person wrote, whereas one other penned: ‘Caroline Flack shall be wanting down and smiling at this Olly.’
‘Olly singing Candy Caroline and dedicating it to Caroline Flack had me in tears,’ one other added.
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Murs has previously opened up about his friend’s death, sharing how devastated he was and admitting he wonders if he might have achieved something to forestall it.
‘I miss her on daily basis and I take into consideration her on daily basis,’ he informed The Day by day Star earlier this yr. ‘I take into consideration what I might have achieved to alter issues, what I might have stated.
Reflecting on Flack’s tragic dying, he admitted he had ‘by no means skilled… that degree of grief’ earlier than.
Murs stated he was ‘fortunate’ to have the help of his family and friends, and finds ‘lots of consolation’ in talking to Flack’s mom and her personal mates.
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‘I’ll always remember her,’ he stated.
‘She is all the time there in my reminiscences and ideas. I’ll all the time attempt to do my greatest for her.’
The Voice continues subsequent Saturday on ITV.
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