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The Voice UK Singer forgot his lyrics during audition

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During the blind auditions of British television talent show, The Voice UK 2020, one of the contestants forgot the song’s lyrics. The artist, AK, took to the stage but failed to impress any of the judges with his performance.

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The Voice UK Judge to the Rescue

Meanwhile, will.i.am comforted the young rapper by going off the stage. However, many viewers criticized that the singer had broken the rules of the show. The contestant found it hard to manage with his original lyrics and instrumentals of the song, “Eye of the Tiger”. Under much nervousness, he forgot the lyrics repeatedly. With noticing the struggles of the singer, the Black Eyed Peas man jumped into the scene and offered his help.

Upon going the stage, the singer asked, “What Happened?”.

The rapper got into a shock and explained:

“As soon as I missed one bit, I was trying to catch it. I knew when the break came I was going to hit it even harder and make someone turn. But it is what it is.”

Some of the viewers appreciated the singer’s kind gesture as none of the resting judges turned their seats. Many felt that the rapper was not good enough in his performance and that he broke the show rules as well.

In regards to the incident, the coach said:
“We saw someone stumble, fall, and then get up”

To which Olly replied:

“We’ve all been there as artists and it’s not nice to make those mistakes. He can now learn from that mistake for the next time he performs”

Newcomer to the coach line-up Meghan explained:
“That used to happen to me. If I messed up one little thing, I’d freak myself out and mess up the rest of the song.”

Celebrities who forgot the lyrics

In the light of this recent setback, it’s fair to say that many great artists/musicians have gone through this in their career. Some are able to seamlessly recover while others completely shut down. All in all, forgetting lyrics on the stage is not a big deal.

Here is a list of celebrities who forgot the lyrics while performing:


Pink forgot the lyrics to the second verse of her hit “Who Knew” during a live performance at Madison Square Garden. While griping to the crowd, she said:

“I forgot the words, s**t! It’s been a week … Does anybody else know it?  … I wrote it, maybe I don’t want a second verse anymore!”

The singer quickly recovered and handled the rest of the song in no time.


At a concert in Boston, Adele forgot the lyrics to her hit “Chasing Pavements.” The singer cracked up laughing and directed the band to stop playing.

She addressed the audience by saying:

“I forgot the words I’ve never forgotten the words to that song!”

She also quickly recovered and started over.

Coldpay (Chris Martin)

Coldplay frontman forgot the lyrics to his hit Rihanna duet “Princess of China” during a performance in Vienna in June 2017, he told the crowd,

“Stop, stop, stop, stop! I forgot the words, I’m sorry … Please don’t put this on YouTube! We’re supposed to be professionals.”

He started off the song by saying,

“Let’s try it again.”

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