A Sheffield performer is preparing to do battle on stage – and on television in front of millions of people.
Jade Hewitt, of Richmond, will go head to head with another performer in the latest round of television talent show The Voice on Saturday.
The 27-year-old will sing One Republic’s Love Runs Out against fellow contestant Christina Matovu – in the hope judge Ricky Wilson will pick them to go through to the next round.
Jade was keeping tight lipped about how she got on when the show was recorded – but has promised viewers something to remember.
She said: “Doing battle with Christina was good.
“It was a weird situation to be in because when you are singing the other person’s line can run into yours.
“You’re constantly having to think on your feet.”
“Christina and I said all along we don’t care who gets through, we want it to be a battle to remember.
“We want it to be the battle people watch again on YouTube.
“We did a little thing on stage during the battle – I can’t say what, but it leaves the judges shocked.”
Jade, who works for Yorkshire Crisps in Wales Bar, said she is enjoying her time on the show and has loved working alongside Ricky, frontman of Yorkshire rock band Kaiser Chiefs.
She said: “He’s really helped me with my nerves.
“There was a time where we were all singing around the piano and I started crying. I was trying to pass it off and he pulled me to one side. He said he is the same, which made me feel better.
“He’s not just my coach, he’s spent time with us and listened to who we are as people.
“He told me to keep calm and was telling me I was good at what I do. He told me not to doubt myself and to enjoy performing.”
But Jade will not be watching Saturday’s show – on BBC One at 7.15pm – as it clashes with a gig of her own in Cheshire, but plans to catch up with it on Sunday.