Although he didn’t make it through to the next stage of The Voice UK, he certainly left an impression!
Jeffri Ramli first started out busking at Central Market at the tender age of 6, way back in the 80s. But he sure has come a long way since then.
In 2014, he was invited by the Malaysian High Commission to perform in front of the King and the Queen of Malaysia during their visit to London. Jeffri was presented to the Supreme Head of Malaysia, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and his Queen, Seri Paduka Baginda Permaisuri Agung Tuanku Haminah at the end of the event.
He has also appeared on the ITV’s X Factor 2014 (UK Series 11), won the Grand Prize for Best Singer at the KBS K-Pop World Festival 2014 (UK Final).
Now a civil and structural engineer based in Newcastle, 35-year-old Jeffri recently took his talent to the stage at popular reality TV singing competition, The Voice UK.
He performed at the Blind Audition on 20th February 2016 (Saturday) in front of celebrity judges Will.I.Am, Paloma Faith, Boy George, and Ricky Wilson. Although the superstar judges didn’t turn their chairs around for Jeffri, he still managed to get them on their feet as he taught them the traditional Indonesian line dance, “Poco Poco”.
On what made him decide to join The Voice UK, Jeffri told NST Online, “I was performing at an open mic event when I was told that a couple of talent scouts wanted to see me. I went to an audition last year.”
Watch his The Voice UK performance below, and make sure you watch it till the very end:
Jeffri not only sings in English but also in 5 other different languages such as Malay, Indonesian, German, Korean, and Spanish. He also runs a weekly community radio show, the Jeffri Ramli Show in Newcastle.