Preston singer Hayley Eccles on her journey with The Voice

Posted on - 18th March, 2017 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Competitions, Preston News, TV
Hayley Eccles performing on The Voice
Hayley Eccles performing on The Voice

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’s team.


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 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.

“My dad was the reason I applied, he gave me the application as I didn’t even realise they had been released yet, so we applied together!

“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 leaving The Voice studio and posing for a photo shoot
Hayley leaving The Voice studio and posing for a photo shoot

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!”

Have you watched The Voice? What do you think about Hayley’s achievement? Let us know in the comments below

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