When Aleks, a part-time Stevenage lifeguard, appeared on the show at the audition stage
of the contest, his Twitter following
was confined to a few friends and family.
Two weeks ago
, that following had risen to 12,000 within hours of his duet with Emmy J Mac on the Saturday-night reality show.
The performance – of James Morrison’s “Broken Strings” – earned him a place
in the final 20.
Last weekend, Aleks – who is the youngest contestant in the competition – secured a place in the next round thanks to his rendition of
the swing song “Dream a Little Dream”; with one of the judges, will.i.am, compared him to a young Michael Bublé.
Since then, his Twitter following has surged to more than 41,000.
The Voice UK
continues on BBC 1 this evening, from 6.10 p.m., with members from Team Tom
and Team Will
competing for a place in the next round.