Jarrow singer chasing dreams on The Voice this Saturday
Jarrow singer Olivia Davies will be hoping to turn heads '“ and chairs '“ when she sings on TV this weekend.
The 17-year-old is set to appear on The Voice on Saturday.
Olivia, who is studying for A-levels at Newcastle Sixth Form College, will sing for coaches Boy George, Paloma Faith, Ricky Wilson and will.i.am on the BBC One show.
If one of them likes what they hear, they’ll spin their chair around and take her with them to the next round.
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If more than one coach shows their interest, Olivia, a member of Poppleton School of Dance in Jarrow, will choose who she wants to work with.
She said: “I just really wanted to see what the experience would be like and if I could reach that level and would be able to get through.
“For the career that I want to go into, I need to push myself. I want to be on stage and thought what better way to get experience than to just throw myself in at the deep end?
“It was such an amazing experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I learned so much about myself through it.”
She added: “We’re going to watch it together as a family on Saturday night and I’m a bit nervous to be honest – I don’t think anyone really likes the sound of their own voice.
“When I was on stage, it was so crazy that I can’t even really remember what I did. It was such a blur so I am quite excited to see what I actually did.”
Olivia was given a moment in the spotlight last weekend too.
The teenager took to the stage at the Customs House, in South Shields, to belt out Etta James’ At Last during the Geordie Rat Pack show.
Olivia, who lives with mum Ashley, dad Derek and big brother Jack, 21, won a national singing competition in 2014.
She competed against singers from around the UK in the Talent Fest grand final at Blackpool Winter Gardens and won the solo singing category with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s Who’s Loving You?
Click here to see a video of Olivia singing Who’s Loving You?
Tune into The Voice on BBC One at 7.45pm on Saturday to see if Olivia gets through.