Hayley Eccles, from Longridge in Preston, who auditioned for UK talent show, The Voice, in January, made it all the way to the live knockout round of the competition after securing a place in Will.i.am’s team.Advertisement
Hayley, 22, started singing at age five and decided to audition for the show with her dad Geno Eccles, who unfortunately didn’t quite manage to get the judges to turn around.
However, when she performed an effortless rendition of Paloma Faith’s ‘Upside Down’, rapper Will.i.am couldn’t let the singer go without pressing his button.
Hayley’s family watched on anxiously backstage, and were ecstatic when the rapper selected turned around in the final seconds of her performance.
She did fantastically well and made it to the live knockouts of the competition, where unfortunately the journey came to an end for her.
Hayley said: “I started singing around the age of five then my dad started to take me out at around 15, he built my confidence from a young age which was an amazing idea.
“I got to the live knockouts which was the biggest achievement!
“I feel so happy I got that far, my mind is completely positive and I’m in a great place, I’ve had such a great experience being in the voice.
Hayley is already looking forward to what is coming next for her.
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She added: “After the show, I’ve already been contacted by a few interesting people, which is wonderful!
“I’m writing again and getting ready for what’s to come – Only good things can come my way now after such an amazing platform… This is just the beginning for me!”
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