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'The Voice's Pip: 'I love theatre, but singing is my passion'

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The Voice finalist Pip has said that becoming a recording artist is his biggest creative aspiration.

Pip, who beat out fellow contestant Nathan Parrett during Monday night's battle round on the NBC competition, has a long history of starring in theatre productions but now wants to concentrate on pop stardom.

The Voice S02E03 - Blind Auditions - Pip - Team Adam

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"I've always kind of been in theatre since high school, middle school and around my town. I've been drawn to becoming more of a recording artist," Pip told reporters on a conference call.

"I love theatre and acting but I want to put my passion and my time into becoming a recording artist, going on tour and stuff like that. That's kind of what I've been working towards for the past couple of years."

Pip also revealed that he and Parrett shared more than just their career aspirations, which helped to ease the disappointment of Parrett's eventual elimination.

"Me and Nathan actually became very good friends at the beginning of the competition. I moved to LA and he became one of my roommates, so when we found out that we were paired up in battle, it was kind of a shock. We thought it'd be an awful thing but we went into it and it made us commit to it even more," he recalled.

"Because we were such good friends, we could work the song a lot more because we could make time to work out what we were going to do. We could just say, 'Oh, we could dot his here' over dinner or something. It helped us make the performance as good as it was, so [his exit] wasn't as bad as it could have been."

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Watch Pip take on Nathan Parrett to perform Amy Winehouse's 'You Know I'm No Good' below:



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