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Will.iam and 4 other African Americans who are bigger over ‘ere, than over there

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If you tuned into The Voice UK this evening you would’ve witnessed the appearance of US songstress Kym Mazelle, who auditioned for the show but sadly missed out on a place for the next round because the judges failed to select her. Kym was a musical titan in the late 80s/early 90s, releasing her own material as well as lending her soul charged vocals to hits by Soul II Soul and The Blow Monkeys.  What was interesting about Kym’s appearance on tonight’s show was the awkward exchange between her and Will.iam.  He was obviously unaware of who she was which was surprising given their similar experiences as African American musicians forging careers in the UK.

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