Barnsley woman set to battle it out on The Voice tonight

A Barnsley mum will be is performing in the next round of a prime-time TV talent contest tonight.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 4:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 4:31 pm
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Viewers of the BBC 1 singing show The Voice will have seen Janine Dyer, from Penistone, Barnsley, impress judges Boy George, Paloma Faith, and Ricky Wilson on Saturday night singing Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.

She then chose to have Ricky mentor her through the competition.

In the next round of the competition she will battle it out with a fellow member of team Ricky by singing the same song in front of a studio audience. After the vocal face-off, Ricky must choose only one to advance to the next stage.

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Janine, aged 38, is married to ex-footballer Bruce Dyer – who has played for Sheffield United, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United and Chesterfield.

She says their four children, Josiah, Nathanael, Zachary and Amira Grace, are her biggest fans.

“They were really excited,” said Janine.

“I keep catching them watching it on playback. They think they are mini celebrities, especially because there was a clip of them on the show from when they came to support me at the audition. It was really good to watch it back. I was nervous about watching myself back, but they edited it really well and I’m happy with everything.

“You can’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but so far I’ve had lots of lovely comments from people who have watched the show. People do seem to be behind me, which is great.”

Tune in to BBC 1 this Saturday at 7pm to see how Janine perform.