A TROON-BASED musician has made an appearance on a fantastic BBC talent show which aims to discern the good singers from the bad.

Scott Cameron, 28, graced our television screens last Saturday night with his performance on ‘I Can See Your Voice’, a new programme in which celebrities help two players tell the difference between the genuine acts and the phony mystery singers without hearing them sing a word.

Basing their final judgement on a series of clues, interrogation and lip-syncs only, if the team guess correct, they win £10,000, but if the fakes have bluffed their way to the finish line, they go home with the money instead.

There were no off notes from Scott, however, as the country/folk singer gave a beautiful rendition of ‘Watermelon Sugar’ by Harry Styles and Foo Fighters favourite ‘Times Like These’ before judges Amanda Holden, Jimmy Carr, Alison Hammond and guest star Nadine Coyle gave their verdict.

Speaking about his experience on the show, Scott told the Advertiser: “It was a lot of fun and something light-hearted for everyone to watch with what’s been going on in the world. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

“My friend saw an advert for the show as they were looking for good and bad singers. Thankfully he forwarded me the good singer application and it went from there. A couple of interviews later and I’m in the same room as Jimmy Carr and Paddy McGuinness. The more I learned about the show, the more I wanted to be a part of it. It was so different and not like anything I’ve seen before so I thought it was good fun.

Ayr Advertiser: Lots of contestants took part in a bid to bluff the judges but only a few prevailed. Photo credit: Tom DymondLots of contestants took part in a bid to bluff the judges but only a few prevailed. Photo credit: Tom Dymond

“The whole process was amazing and everyone behind the scenes was really encouraging. It’s not everyday you get to be in the same room as those types of people so I tried to make the most of it.”

Scott works part-time as a support worker and only started pursuing a music career in 2017, performing at venues in Prestwick, Mauchline and Glasgow to raise his profile.

He hopes the positive reaction he has gained from the show will catapult him into further success in the future, saying: “The reaction has been nothing but positive. My friends and family just think it’s a great laugh seeing someone they know on the telly. I’ve been getting lots of messages about gigs and wedding opportunities but because of COVID you don’t know how things are going to pan out but it’s been brilliant.

“My dream is to release my own music and sell out arenas and stadiums. Why not? If you do something you might as well go for it so I’m aiming high and hoping for the best.”

Check out Scott Cameron Music on Facebook. Catch the show on BBC iPlayer now.