Stevenage teen Aleks Josh plans for the future

TEEN singing sensation Aleks Josh went out of The Voice UK at the weekend, but the 17-year-old is already planning what to do next.

The former Stevenage Swimming Centre lifeguard made it through the initial audition stages, the battle rounds and one of the live shows before failing to win a place in the semi-finals on Sunday.

Aleks, whose mentor was Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue, is now back in Stevenage, and planning what to do next.

“I’ve learnt quite a lot, and met some wonderful people,” he told the Comet.

“It’s just an experience that I can say I have done. There’s not a lot of 17-year-olds I know that have sang in front of millions.”

Aleks, who was a pupil at St Nicholas Primary School and Nobel before becoming a lifeguard, was also a Lytton Player, and took part in the Comet sponsored Stevenage Has Got Talent.

As viewers saw on the show, his true passion is swing and jazz music, and he intends to pursue this once the show has finished.

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“I’m going to do more of it,” he said.

“I think when you do a show like that, you do things that people want to watch. You’ve got to find the balance on TV shows.”

On the show, Aleks built up quite a fan base, and as well as attracting tens of thousands of Twitter followers, has had lots of attention, including several marriage proposals.

“It’s nice having people compliment you, but it’s quite strange - in a good way,” he said.

Aleks’ family, including his younger siblings, have been supporting him during his time on the show.

Mum Justine told the Comet: “We are very proud of him. “It’s a competition - someone’s got to go home. He really wishes he could have got to the semis, but he’s fine now.

“They probably weren’t after the sort of voice he’s got - they are after the powerful ones. But it’s a stepping stone for him. He’s got a very good management team behind him.”