The Voice: South Yorks teen’s bid for TV title

Emily Worton, from Thurgoland, Barnsley, who is appearing on The Voice this weekend
Emily Worton, from Thurgoland, Barnsley, who is appearing on The Voice this weekend
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South Yorkshire’s singing talent is proving a force to be reckoned with in BBC talent show The Voice.

Teenager Emily Worton will be the county’s second budding star to showcase her vocal skills to a TV audience of millions, tonight from 8.20pm.

Clutching her trusty acoustic guitar, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter said she kept her cool as she sang for celebrity judges - who have their backs to contestants and only turn around if they like what they hear.

Emilly, from Thurgoland, Barnsley, said: “I never thought I would do anything like a TV talent show, but when I saw The Voice last year I liked the idea of it. It was huge to sing in front of performers of that calibre.

“I can’t say what I sang for them, but it was inspired by where I’m from.”

She has to remain tight-lipped over whether she was able to impress Jessie J, Tom Jones, will.i.am and The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue.

Meanwhile Sheffield’s Lemuel Knights, 18, is busy preparing for the next round under the mentorship of his heroine Jessie J.

The Totley teen said: “It was a dream come true.”