Kate Bush writes letter in support of The Voice contestent Liam Tamne

The reclusive singer wrote that he "mustn't be disheartened" after being voted off the BBC show this weekend

Kate Bush has written an open letter to The Voice contestent Liam Tamne after he was voted off the show this weekend.

Tamne, who was favourite to win the show, was voted off this weekend by his coach will.i.am in favour of competitor John Pritchard during the Battle Round on Saturday’s (May 25) show, after they sang a version of Phil Collins and Philip Bailey’s ‘Easy Lover’. This prompted Bush to write him a message of support on her website.

The post, titled “Best wishes for Liam” reads: “I was sad to see that Liam didn’t get through on The Voice this week. It must be so tough for all the performers who don’t stay in the show. Liam, you mustn’t be disheartened. You really have a special talent and you’re a fantastic singer. You’ve already been heard and appreciated by a huge audience. Try not to be too disappointed. Just keep going. I’m sure that your nan would be very proud of you having achieved so much. Good luck with all your future projects. Very best wishes, Kate.”

Writing in response to Bush’s post, Tamne wrote on Facebook: “I love this lady so much. This is Fantastic. Thank You Kate Bush.” It’s not the first time Bush has supported the 27-year-old contestant. After he wowed the judges with his cover of ‘This Woman’s Work’, Bush wrote that his performance was “absolutely stunning and I found it really moving”.

Earlier this year, Kate Bush received a CBE for services to music from the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The singer made a rare public appearance to accept the accolade, issuing a statement which read: “I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all. Now I’ve got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree.”

This comes after Queen guitarist Brian May’s statement last week that The Voice is “the ultimate insult to music”. Writing on his website, the musician expressed his vehement dislike of the show, saying “Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV. It’s the ultimate insult to music and to performers.”