A Sydenham singer is hoping to turn chairs, and heads, as she takes to the stage in one of the country’s biggest television shows.
Fifteen-year-old Jessie Eilers’ blind audition will be broadcast on next Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.
Although a seasoned performer with experience as a backup dancer and vocalist at Junior Eurovision, Jessie described
The Voice audition as her most nerve-racking professional experience.
“It was a surreal experience, definitely the most nervous I’ve ever been while singing and dancing,” she said. “It all happened really fast, but my focus was to make sure what I was singing connected.”
Jessie will be supported by her father at the audition, who has been her sole carer after her mother suddenly passed away in 2016.
“My dad had a dramatic change. He was a really big sports person and suddenly went from that to taking me to singing and dance practice multiple times a week.
“But he did all that and has been so supportive of me along the way.”
Jessie said her song choice was for her mum. “I’ll sing Angel, which is a cursor to my mum. It’s a slow, sad song and I think it really connects with her,” she said.