UK fans were not happy after the judges failed to recognise the talent of one particular singer, who found fame in a 90s girl group.
During last night’s episode of the talent competition, Mariama Goodman graced the stage to see if she could impress , Sir Tom Jones, and Will.I.AM.
The 45-year-old is a member of R&B girl group Honeyz, who were first formed in 1997 and released hit songs including Finally Found and Never Let You Down.
While Mariama still performs with the band, she also works as a midwife, she shared in her introductory video on the latest episode of the The Voice UK.
‘I know it’s really cheesy, but it’s just really nice having a job where you feel like you’ve made a difference to somebody,’ she said on the programme.
She admitted that she has been recognised on various occasions, a testament to her legacy as a member of Honeyz.
The singer explained that while the group broke up officially more than two decades ago, the resurgence of love for the 90s prompted them to take part in reunion gigs, much to the delight of their fans.
Getting back into performing inspired her to take part in The Voice UK, given singing was her ‘first love’, having also been a part of the group Solid HarmoniE.
Mariama wanted to see how she’d fare singing by herself on the stage, confessing how nervous she felt before the performance began.
She then belted out Irene Cara’s Out Here On My Own from Fame, as the judges listened intently.
Olly nodded with approval at her vocal skills, while Sir Tom looked as though he was heavily considering pressing his button.
However, despite the audience urging them to turn around for Mariama, none of the judges did.
While she might have been disappointed not to get through, the singer said that she was happy she was able to show her daughter that she should go for her passions, no matter how terrifying you might be.
Nonetheless, several viewers voiced their frustration over the result on her behalf.
‘The judges should have turned for Mariama,’ one wrote on X (formerly Twitter), while another said: ‘They didn’t turn for freaking Mariama Goodman,’ alongside a gif with the caption: ‘How dare you.’
‘Ah man, no seat turns for Mariama from Honeyz ???,’ another remarked, expressing their disappointment.
One viewer praised Mariama for her ‘fab voice’, while another praised the singer for now also working as a midwife.
The Voice UK returns next Saturday on ITV.