The Voice UK star Lee Glasson sings on semi-finals tonight (Saturday)
PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 March 2014
The Voice UK star Lee Glasson returned to his former school in Welwyn Garden City this week, after winning the support of music lovers across the land.
"I had convinced everyone that I was going home. I had rung everyone and said it was the end of the road"
The 31-year-old took time out from his busy schedule to pop into Monk’s Walk School on Monday.
His visit came days after sailing through the BBC One show on Saturday, and he is now in the final eight of the competition after a public vote.
The live semi-final is on tonight (Saturday).
At the start of the contest 48 hopefuls were chasing their dreams.
Lee has now quit his job to pursue his singing career, but he told the Welwyn Hatfield Times he was convinced he would be knocked out.
“I had convinced everyone that I was going home. I had rung everyone and said it was the end of the road,” said the former insurance manager.
“It was a difficult one, it’s the bare bones of the competition, it’s the real talent.
“I think everyone’s over the moon that I made it through to the semi-finals, it’s so close to the end.”
When Lee is on TV and how to vote
The show is on BBC One at 7pm.
This year you can vote online for free, for information on how to do so click here.
Otherwise a phone number will be provided during the show.
On Saturday’s show Lee performed a cover of Kris Kristofferson’s Help Me Make It Through The Night, which was greeted with rapturous applause.
Judges will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones and Lee’s mentor Kylie Minogue were all bowled over by his cover.
Will.i.am went as far as to label it “enchanting”.
Although the song won over both the viewers and the judges, Lee was feeling nervous before he took to the stage.
He said: “I was really quite scared.
“It was quite nice to show a softer side.
“All the other songs I have done have been in a minor key and this song was in a major key.
“It’s a bit happier, and some people like that, so hopefully it won people over.”
It seems Welwyn Hatfield is backing its successful son with flyers pasted up across Welwyn Garden City before the show.
And Lee wants his fans to follow him to the show’s climax.
“We are really near to the end, [I want] to get everyone to get behind me and support me,” he said.
“I will do my best to put a good effort in for everyone.”