Nottingham busker Olivia Mason says The Voice UK was “one of the best things I’ve ever done”

A 22-year-old music student from Nottingham spoke about her “incredible experience” on The Voice UK. All four judges turned on her at the blind auditions, showing that they were impressed by her.

Olivia Mason auditioned for The Voice UK last year with her voice and spoken word poetry, and judges Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, and Tom Jones all turned around. The singer, known as Long Eaton’s Lyvia Music, made it to the quarterfinals on Team Anne-Marie.

“The experience was incredible,” he said. “It was one of the best things I’ve ever done for my confidence as a singer and an artist because singing in front of those judges was like a crazy concept anyway.

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“There are also a lot of different scenarios to get to off camera. There were a lot of things that took me out of my comfort zone, singing a lot of songs that I might not have chosen to sing.

“Even traveling to and from London alone. Meeting a lot of people and doing things on my own was a learning experience. Getting my voice out there was terrifying, but one of the best things I’ve ever done.” Getting advice from Anne-Marie, who inspires me anyway, was just amazing.”

Olivia landed four chair turns on The Voice after combining her voice and spoken word poetry.(Image: ITV)

Olivia performed Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly, which involved her own spoken word poetry. She said that she always felt that music was an “escape” for her.


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