Talent scouts from one of the world’s largest signing talent competitions, The Voice, visited SoundSkool at CONEL’s Enfield Centre last month (27 April). SoundSkool students studying, Artist Development and Music Production showcased their exceptional talent, as they auditioned to get to the next stage of ITV’s flagship TV show.
The Voice UK is a British television talent show currently searching nationwide for the best solo and duo artists. Seventeen SoundSkool acts from Levels 1 to 3, studying two different Music courses auditioned, performing their piece, singing or rapping, followed by a brief discussion as the talent scouts asked about the students’ musical backgrounds.
Level 3 Music student, Maeve Kane, stage name ‘Shivon’, was the first to audition performing ‘I’m gone’ by Lianne La Havas. Shivon discussed her background with The Voice scouts saying: “I’ve been singing for 14 years and I’m from a musical family. I’ve been doing open mic nights in London.”
Georgia Michael (pictured left) studying Level 1 Music Production and Business said: “This was my first audition. It was nerve wracking but when I got into the performance it felt good.”
Last to perform, Level 1 Music Production and Business student, Christina Marcia (pictured right) sang ‘Because of you’ by Kelly Clarkson. Christina, who has been singing since a young age, said: “It was an amazing opportunity. It went well and I hope I gave a good impression.”
Simon Gordon, Founder and CEO of SoundSkool said: “I’m really proud of how professional the students were and for giving great performances. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students and The Voice was impressed at the calibre of the performances.”
If successful the SoundSkool students will go forward to further meetings with The Voice staff and could lead to the blind auditions in front of the iconic judges Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
The winner will win a life-changing recording contract with one of the music industry’s most successful record labels, Polydor Records.
- Last Updated: 09 April 2018