The Voice judges don't spin around for Jarrow's Olivia Davies

The judges may have kept their backs turned to Jarrow singer Olivia Davies but she's not going to let that put her off.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 8:05 pm

The 17-year-old is as determined as ever to chase her dream of singing professionally.

Olivia, who is studying for A-levels at Newcastle Sixth Form College, appeared on The Voice tonight.

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She belted out Jess Glynne’s Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself in her blind audition, but coaches Boy George, Paloma Faith, Ricky Wilson and failed to turn their chairs and take her through to the next round.

Olivia, who attends Poppleton School of Dance in Jarrow, said: “Nobody turned around, but I didn’t really expect much from it to be honest.

“I’d fully prepared myself to just go out there and have fun. I just love being on stage and it was amazing.”

Olivia, who lives with mum ­Ashley, dad Derek and big ­brother Jack, 21, added: “Obviously it was a bit upsetting that none of them turned round but I loved it. It was such an amazing experience and it was a pleasure to meet all of them. It was surreal.

“They’ve got the kind of career that I want to have so even just getting to stand up there and sing was worth it because it was great experience for me.”