Can The Voice‘s Max Milner go from musicals to bona fide musician?
This Saturday will be your second live performance. How do you hope to avoid the bottom two and make it to the semi-final?
“The whole elimination thing scared me to death but that is what we’ve let ourselves in for. Everyone feels uneasy when they’re out of their comfort zone but I enjoy throwing myself into things and seeing how they work out.”
What’s Danny O’Donoghue been like as a mentor?
“He’s perfect. He’s so similar to me; he’s my genre of music and I suppose he’s someone that I aspire to be like. I’m so happy with him as a coach.”
Your mother, Sally Ann Triplett, has had a successful career in musical theatre and you have appeared in musicals yourself. Were you keen to follow in her footsteps?
“Although I love musical theatre, I don’t think I am very musical theatre. Mum suggested I audition for The Voice and she’s happy that I’m now following my dream of being a musician. Being on The Voice is the biggest thing I’ve ever done – performing live to millions of viewers is insane. Mum hasn’t really given me advice on appearing on the show; she knows I’ll always just be myself.”
What kind of artist do you see yourself as?
“My style of music is very different. I’d say it’s kind of a John Mayer, Jason Miraz, Ed Sheeran vibe. I can’t really put my finger on it but I enjoy singing it and it’s all written on my voice.”
Have you thought about what it would be like to be named The Voice UK?
“My aim was to make it through the Battle Rounds, now I just want to sing, enjoy it and not get wrapped up in the craziness of possibly winning. Music’s everything to me – I just want to carry on performing.”
The Voice continues Saturdays on BBC1