A BORDERS man is appearing on the popular ITV music show The Voice UK tonight.

This evening sees the fifth round of auditions with the four coaches, Will.i.am, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and Anne-Maria in the spinning red chairs ready with their buzzers.

They need to choose the best acts for their teams in the blind audition stages as they hunt for the latest talented singers.

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And among the budding performers singing for a place in the battle rounds is Jedburgh singer-songwriter with a passion for story songs, Bob Strachan.

Bob who is the pastor at Jedburgh Baptist Church has been in the business for over 20 years and has won several songwriting contests writing for himself and others.  

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Lockdown brought Bob back to the spotlight and he has gained a lot of traction from his Johnny Cash parody songs which have featured on mainstream country radio.

He is best loved for his smooth baritone voice, which connects the listener to the music and has been compared to the likes of Don Williams and Jim Reeves. 

Ultimately, the public will decide who will win and take home the prize of a record contract, plus £50,000 in cash.

The Voice UK is on ITV, ITV X and STV at 7.55pm tonight.