During yesterday’s episode (16 January) of the singing competition, Jones surprised viewers with an impromptu rendition of Eddie Fisher’s 1953 hit song “With These Hands”.
Jones’s powerful performance was met with awe by viewers who took to Twitter to share their praise for the singer.
“Anyone else cry when Tom Jones sings. Gets me everytime,” said one user. Another said: “It’s Saturday again people. Here I am gushing over Tom Jones again. King Tom.”
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) January 16, 2021
It’s Saturday again people. Here I am gushing over Tom Jones again 😭😭😭😭 king Tom
— Syd (@sydneycrouch) January 16, 2021
Tom Jones singing on the voice has me absolutely bawling, what an amazing voice he has and such a beautiful song 😭😭😭
— ER (@Erikaprx) January 16, 2021
The Voice just happened to be on this morning and wow isn’t Tom Jones a treasure. Belting out an Elvis classic at age 80 & still got his amazing range 😍 legend!
— Jane Hamilton (@janehamilton22) January 17, 2021
Sir Tom Jones. Our national treasure. The effortless way in which he can lift an audience and bring so many emotions to the fore is incredible. Long may he live and perform.
— Kevin M PriceQPM (@caldijack) January 17, 2021
In tears last night listening to Sir Tom Jones singing With these hands . First heard him singing this over 50 years ago in an open air night club in Palma Majorca 1967 Still as powerful today
— Pauline Barron (@Pauline44129876) January 17, 2021
Such a beautifully well sung performance. No one has that power to make your emotions rage when you listen to them live. Wonderful simply wonderful. Sir Tom Jones you are amazing. But I needed a mascara warning.
— lorraine (@chickenlegs247) January 17, 2021
A third person applauded the Grammy award-winner’s vocals, stating: “Tom Jones’s voice is still sensational at the age of 80.”
Many viewers called the Welsh singer a “legend” as well as a “national treasure”, while others stated that the touching rendition left them “in tears” and “absolutely bawling”.
“I needed a mascara warning,” joked one user.
Jones – whose hit tracks include “What’s New Pussycat?”, “Sex Bomb” and “It’s Not Unusual – first joined The Voice UK as a judge in 2015.
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