Peter Donegan: Who is The Voice contestant? Is he Lonnie Donegan's son? Everything you need to know

4 February 2019, 16:13 | Updated: 4 February 2019, 16:16

Peter Donegan auditioned for the first episode of The Voice
Peter Donegan auditioned for the first episode of The Voice. Picture: Instagram

Peter Donegan, the son of British singer songwriter Lonnie Donegan who wrote a song for Tom Jones in the 60s, auditioned for The Voice 2019 and it got very emotional.

During The Voice's blind auditions viewers saw Peter Donegan, the son of late British singer Lonnie Donegan, perform in from of the judges.

Tom Jones was the only coach to turn for Peter, and we subsequently found out that the pair had a truly heart-wrenching connection.

When Peter told the coaches his name, Tom asked him if he was any relation to Lonnie Donegan. When Peter revealed that he was, Tom delightedly revealed to the audience and his fellow coaches Olly Murs, Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am that he toured with Lonnie.

He then told that Lonnie, who sadly passed away in 2002, had written a song for him called I'll Never Love Again, and asked Peter if he knew it.

Peter replied that he could play it on the piano and, to the delight of the audience, coaches and Peter's mum, wife and son watching from backstage, Tom and Peter performed a duet.

Who was Lonnie Donegan?

Lonnie Donegan was a British singer and songwriter. He was referred to as the "King of Skiffle', and was a big influence on 1960s British pop musicians.

He was once described as 'Britain's most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles. He was made an MBE in 2000.

Lonny Donegan is the father of The Voice contestant Peter Donegan
Lonnie Donegan is the father of The Voice contestant Peter Donegan. Picture: Getty

Lonnie Donegan songs

Lonnie had 31 UK Top 30 single hits, with three number ones. He was also the first British male singer ever with two US Top 10 hits.

His songs include Rock Island Line, Gamblin' Man, Midnight Special, Battle of New Orleans, and My Old Man's a Dustman.

What's the song Lonnie Donegan wrote for Tom Jones?

Lonnie Donegal's song I'll Never Fall In Love Again was recorded by Tom Jones in 1967 and later Elvis Presley.

Lonny Donegan was a British singer and songwriter
Lonny Donegan was a British singer and songwriter. Picture: Getty

Lonnie Donegan's son Peter Donegan's The Voice audition

Peter Donegan brought his wife, son and mum along to watch him audition for The Voice. He appeared on the first episode, which aired on 5 January 2019.

Tom Jones was the only coach to turn for him, much to his delight due to their special connection.

When will we next see Peter again?

Peter will appeared again on The Voice during the next round, the battle round.

ITV has not yet confirmed when this will start.

Does Peter Donegan have Instagram?

You can follow Peter Donegan on Instagram @peterdonegan1983.

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