The Voice sensation Leona Jorgensen plans to busk again in Sheffield – even if she wins show

Sheffield busker Leona Jorgensen may have made it through the semi-finals of ITV’s The Voice, but she’s not letting the success go to her head.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 2:51 pm

The 26-year-old insists that whatever happens in the show she plans to be back busking in Sheffield city centre, where she has performed regularly outside The Moor Market for the last six years.

She was chosen by Anne-Marie on Saturday after belting out Holy by Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper on the hit show, and is now awaiting the outcome of a public vote this weekend to see if she makes it through to the finals.

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Asked whether people had missed their chance to see her busking, with bigger things beckoning, she told Paulette Edwards on BBC Radio Sheffield: “I will be out again, 100 per cent. As soon as we’re allowed out I will be out busking again.

"Hopefully bigger things will come as well with that. Hopefully it does go that way but I think I will still go busking a few times just to show the love and that.”

Leona told how she never expected to make it past the semi-finals and was ‘a bit shocked’ when Anne-Marie said her name.

She praised Anne-Marie as a ‘strong’ and ‘inspiring’ woman but admitted she was nervous about the public vote and urged people to ‘download the app if you can and just give us a vote and hopefully I can get through to the final’.

Leona, who is working on an EP with her friend Ryan Fletcher and hopes to tour with that once the restrictions are lifted, previously described her experience on the show so far as a ‘blessing’.

"It’s a bit of a rubbish time for people and I just feel blessed I’ve been able to go through The Voice process, I’ve been writing a lot and I’ve found the producer I’m working with all in the space of this rubbish time,” she told Paulette Edwards.

Talking about her busking, she jokingly referred to herself as a ‘noise nuisance’ and described how ‘turf wars’ mean she often has to get up at the crack of dawn to secure the best spot as it is ‘first come, first served’.