Judges on UK's The Voice were left stunned and unsure what to do, when a contestant revealed he had no sad back story.
Unbeknownst to the judges at this point, the assembled Zoom audience had already become unsettled, when the contestant was introduced straight to the stage, with no pre-recorded segment about his hardships.
All four judges, Tom Jones, Olly Murs, Will.i.am and new girl, Anne Marie, then turned to Justin Glock, after an average performance of Aqua's 'Barbie Girl'.
But, while quizzing the 17-year-old student from Camberley, Surrey, he shockingly failed to reveal anything of interest that had brought him to this point.
Anne Marie began by asking him why he had chosen the song, and what it meant to him. Glock shrugged and said, 'Nothing really, I just like it. Thought it was a bit ironic and a bit of fun.'
Unfazed at this point, and not sensing anything to be afoot, Murs broke in and asked after the lad's grandmother, but again Glock shrugged, saying 'She's fine, thanks. She's at home sending positive vibes.'
The panel throwing confused glances to one another, Will.i.am jumped in, and asked about Glock's health. 'Any underlying health concerns? You feelin' OK? Any little brothers or sisters? Are they OK?' he asked the lad.
'No, all good thanks. I'm a little nervous, I suppose,' he replied.
The Zoom crowd were now fully suspicious, as were the judges, and crew members could be seen running around, visibly shaken on the edge of the set.
It was left to veteran judge Tom Jones to get to the bottom of it, and with his booming Welsh tones he went straight in and asked Glock what his game was.
'I just enjoy singing, Sir. Thought I'd come and give it a go,' Glock told him.
Stunned, the judges just looked at him, and then at one another. One of the production managers collapsed at the side of the stage, and the feed was quickly cut to an extended advert break. When the show returned, there was no sign or mention of Glock for the duration of the programme.
We reached out to The Voice for clarification, but no response was forthcoming.
A similar incident nearly occurred two years ago on 'Britains Got Talent', when Samantha Pipkin, a plate spinner from Toxteth, was thought to have had no sad back story, but further investigation found she was originally a welder called Ted. So, while not technically sad, it ticked a box which allowed her to continue in the competition.