A MUSICIAN who started his singing career in Mauchline 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.

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Speaking about his experience on the show, Scott told the Chronicle: “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 seen 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.”

After deciding to pursue a music career in 2017, Scott performed his first gig at Mauchline Holy Fair in 2019. He used to work in Mauchline Games Hall as a teenager, too.

He is now a part-time support worker but hopes the positive reaction he has gained from the show will catapult him into further musical success in the future.

Scott continued: “One of my friends taught me how to play guitar when I was younger and we started a duo. Mauchline Holy Fair was the first gig I ever did and it just snowballed from there.

“We did smaller venues and weddings roundabout Ayrshire and then moved up to Glasgow where I started doing solo gigs and got a few regular spots in city centre venues. Before I realised, I was doing it full time. COVID came and it was back to the drawing board a bit but it’s been a quick turnaround from the Holy Fair to the BBC.

“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 and catch the show on BBC iPlayer now.