WIRRAL duo The Mac Bros became the fifth members of Rita Ora's team after auditioning on the BBC'S The Voice on Saturday night.

Ally Macdonald and Callum McMorran wowed the programme's superstar coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Rita and Ricky Wilson and the audience with a medley featuring Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode and Kaiser Chiefs' Oh My God during the show.

Ally, from Wallasey, and Callum, from Bebington, met after leaving school and started off busking together in Chester.

The guitar-playing 24-year-olds have played at venues across Merseyside and St Helens and return to the stage at Eric's in Liverpool for a special gig this Friday, which starts at 11pm.

Their appearance on The Voice prompted a huge response on Twitter, with fans sending in their congratulations.

Callum told the Globe: "We didn't expect that sort of reaction. We were fine and ready with our guitars backstage, but as soon as they said 3,2,1 and it was time to walk out in front of the judges, we were a little nervous.

"All you can see is darkness and light shining on you, so you have to go for it and see how you do.

"We only had a brief exchange with the judges afterwards, but are looking forward to working with Rita."

On the band's song choice, Callum continued: "Bohemian Rhapsody and Johnnie B Goode have always gone down well at our gigs, so we thought we'd start with them on Saturday's show."

They have been playing together for three years and played at clubs including the Zanzibar in Liverpool.

Looking forward to returning to Eric's on Friday night, Callum said: "It's where we started playing as a duo and we're looking forward to going back.

"It sort of shaped our sound. The manager at the time certainly helped us think about our act and helped us shape who we are.

"When we started out we used to play until three or four in the morning.

"It certainly taught us you have to work hard in this business."

The name came about when the band were playing a gig in St Helens. They were advertised as The Mac Bros.

Callum said: "Our original name was the Mac Duo. We're both great mates and have very different music tastes. I like a lot of folky guitar and stuff by the likes of Nick Drake. Al likes people like Tom Petty."

Looking to the future, Callum ended: "The Voice is like a platform for us to get our music out there and we feel very fortunate to have a chance to progress through the competition.

"So, we'll see how far we get. In the long term we want to get our own songs out there. It's the start of a very exciting journey."

Rita Ora was the only judge who hit the button and turned round to see Ally and Callum on Saturday's night programme.

After selecting the boys for her team, the multi-million selling singer - whose hits include How We Do (Party), RIP, Somebody That I Used To Know and Radioactive - said: "I'm really looking forward to the journey; collaborating with them as the Mac Bros make the music their own."

For updates on the band visit www.facebook.com/themacbrosuk