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Bewdley's star of The Voice, Becky, ready to face live round
BEWDLEY’S star of BBC’s The Voice, Becky Hill, says she is “amazed” by support from her home town and is working hard ahead of Saturday’s crucial live performance.
The 18-year-old stormed back on to our screens on Sunday night, belting out Rihanna’s Please Don’t Stop The Music, with teams Jessie and Danny.
“I loved it it was a lot of fun,” said the Bewdley School and Sixth Form student, who looked every inch the pop star in a midriff-baring outfit. “The pressure was off us last week so we just kicked back and enjoyed it really.”
But the competition is about to turn tense, as this Saturday Becky will take to the stage to fight for survival in the live rounds.
Now living in Barnet, Hertfordshire, with Leanne of Team Tom, Becky is putting in the hours at the studio and drawing strength from her Bewdley supporters.
The former singer with Arley Fest performers Shaking Trees has hinted that her song choice is a pop number which needs a big voice and has set to work on making it her own.
“The song is quite electronic,” she said, “When I went into the studio, I said I want brass and I want you all playing your instruments and really started working with the band and getting ideas and it’s all worked really well.”
The A level music and art student said the support from parents Susan, 52 and Stephen, 56 and brother Adam Hughes, 24 and sisters Claire Hill, 25 and Claire Hughes, 26, as well as friends and colleagues, was “amazing”.
“I am quite lucky as I am quite well known in Bewdley from working in HR’s bar and the Cock and Magpie and performing there. It’s such a nice feeling to be from a town where everyone’s just lovely and behind me. I’d love people to vote for me.”
Speaking highly of her team-mates, who she must outshine in order to win the show, Becky said: “They are all incredible. Vince has got the style and such swagger about him and Cassius has had a record deal before. Toni has such a big voice, she blows me out of the water. Ruth-Ann surprised everyone. She is fantastic.”
She went on: “Everybody has got their own unique talent and strengths and weaknesses. You can’t put a finger on who’s going to be your biggest rival.”
Speaking about coach Jessie J, Becky said: “She’s been fantastic. I think that girl actually wants to have the winning team and she really, really works hard. She has given me so much advice, like be your own artist don’t do stuff you don’t want to do.”
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See Becky singing for survival on BBC1 on Saturday at 7.10pm, with the results on Sunday at 7.15pm and remember to vote.