Weston talent triumphs in BBC's The Voice auditions
PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 June 2013
LUCKY Weston College students had the chance to pre-audition for hit BBC show The Voice during a visit by the show's assistant producer.
Dom Pisani decided to visit the University Campus, home of the creative arts department, after hearing about the college’s singing talent and praised the abilities of those who sung in front of him.
He also dropped in at an open mic night at the London Inn, on Weston’s High Street, and asked to see several singers again.
During the pre-auditions Dom filmed the hopefuls and took their contact details. If they impress him, he will be in touch to invite them to the formal auditions for the third series, which is now in the planning stage.
Three college students who took up the challenge were 20-year-old Ashleigh Taylor, Hannah Aldersley, aged 21, and Corrine Priest, aged 20.
All three are studying musical theatre and were keen to show off their vocal talents. Ashleigh and Hannah sung parts of David Guetta’s Titanium, while Hannah performed a song from the film Burlesque.
Dom said: “This is the first time I’ve pre-auditioned in Weston and there is so much fantastic talent around here. My job is to go round the country persuading people to give the audition process a go, especially those who have the ability but not the confidence to get up there and do it.”
Those who get through the formal audition stage are then taken under the wing of voice coaches – who are currently Will.I.am, Jessie J, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue from The Script - and stylists to prepare them for the next stage.