Year 8 student shines at The Voice auditions...

A Year 8 student from the Gateway Academy, Tommy, has recently made it through to the live auditions for The Voice Kids UK. Tommy travelled up to London to take part in the primary auditions and has been rehearsing at school during his breaks, to make sure his voice was in tip top condition.

A very delighted Tommy said, “When my mum and I arrived at London, I was so happy and not one bit nervous; it felt weird because I wasn’t used to the surroundings. Walking into the ITV Studios, my first words were, “Am I really doing this?“ My mum encouraged me and said “Tommy, you can do this and you will get through, take my word.“ I held on to that thought until my audition. I sang Rise Up by Andra Day acapella, and afterwards they told me I was through to Stage B. We met a TV presenter and two vocal coaches who said my name sounded famous! This time I sang with music, and they said I am now through to the live auditions in November! I felt so relieved but so, so happy! I can’t wait!”

Head of School, Miss Grainne McLaughlin, said “Tommy is an exceptionally talented, humble and hardworking student of the Gateway Academy. We wish him every success and with our support, we are sure he can achieve great things. We are very proud of him.”


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