Rodell “Triniboi Joocie” Sorzano continues to create a stir on The Voice UK. Since his appearance on October 01st at the blind auditions, Joocie has been creating quite a buzz. Throughout the Caribbean diaspora, Joocie is commended for his initiative to showcase the genre of Soca in the competition with viewership in the millions.
The Trinidad and Tobago native who lives in London performed his original Soca composition titled ‘Bottle Over Head’ during his blind audition much to the shock and delight of coaches Will.i.am., Anne Marie, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs. His performance during the callbacks excited his coach Anne Marie and guest judge MNEK. Staying true to his Caribbean roots and his advocacy for Soca Music, Joocie’s rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘I Don’t Care’ was transformed into a high-energy Soca track.
Joocie, a talented performer, vocalist, pannist and Nottinghill Carnival Ambassador is pleased to embark on this journey. He shares, “Regardless of how far I go in this competition, I have done what I set out to do and that is share Soca music with global audiences.” He’s already celebrating the fact that of thousands he successfully made it through the auditions to a team of ten under the guidance of coach Anne Marie and then to a group of three from his team to compete in the semi-final round. As he prepares to compete again on October 22, he is confident that he will be putting his best foot forward. The words “Triniboi Joocie was the most fun. There’s no one else like him” by Anne Marie are indicative of the impact of his authenticity.
Joocie has been successfully advocating for Soca in Europe for over a decade. Earlier this year, in June, Triniboi Joocie sang ‘Pan in A Minor’ by Lord Kitchener backed by a 100-piece pan ensemble at the Queen’s Jubilee at Buckingham Palace. He also recently appeared on the October 17 airing of The Real Housewives of Chesshire where he can be seen performing and entertaining.