Liam Payne isn't the only member of the family with talent. The One Direction singer's cousin is reportedly headed to The Voice.
Since Payne got his start on a televised singing competition, it's not surprising that Liam's relative, Ross Harris, is attempting to find success down the same avenue. According to J-14, Harris will bring his musical chops to the UK version of The Voice. During his appearance on the program, Payne's cousin will belt out the Usher tune "Good Kisser."
You can have a listen to Harris' audition below.
However, Harris isn't just a singer -- Payne's cousin is also a seasoned drummer. Perez Hilton points out that Ross has played drums for a number of bands, including Union J and The Saturdays. In other words, his entire career isn't hinged on this Voice audition. If the judges tell him to take a hike, he's got other tricks up his musical sleeve.
ICYMI #Directioners! @Real_Liam_Payne's cousin has auditioned for @BBCTheVoiceUK! http://t.co/3tSewYIeoD pic.twitter.com/d2nfxkXv5kUnfortunately for those who are pulling for Liam Payne's cousin, it's still unclear if the guy gets any love from the judges. Anxious fans who want to see how Harris' appearance on The Voice UK pans out will have to wait until the January 31 episode for answers. Try not to chew your nails down to the quick while you're waiting.
— MTV UK (@MTVUK) January 27, 2015
Although Payne's relative is attempting to further his career by auditioning on the aforementioned competition, Entertainmentwise points out that not everyone from One Direction is presently a fan of the program. Apparently, Louis Tomlinson has a few issues with the show since The Voice had a few unfriendly things to say about The X Factor, which helped propel Payne, Tomlinson, Styles, Malik, and Horan into the stratosphere.
In fact, Tomlinson shared his thoughts about The Voice on Twitter.
Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show? #everyyearRegardless of Louis' opinion of the program, it would appear that One Direction fans are more than happy to support Liam Payne's cousin.
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 6, 2015
Can't wait to see @Real_Liam_Payne cousin Ross Harris on The Voice this weekend can't wait xxx
— Francesca Mae Horan (@Fran_Mae_Horan) January 29, 2015
.@thetourlife1D his name is Ross Harris and apparently he's really good!! #TheVoice pic.twitter.com/sqwjTcqNggAre you planning to catch the January 31 episode of The Voice UK to see if Liam Payne's cousin gets some love from the judges?
— Hannah ʕ•̬͡•ʔ 1D AF (@HannahOliver_1) January 27, 2015
[Lead image The Mirror]