ITV’s new music talent show The Voice UK set up recording studio’s at Cornwall College where dozens of wannabe stars auditioned for the first series on ITV.
Performing for the production team were students, staff and members of the public, each with a five minute slot to impress with their singing ability and to progress through to the next round.
Furniture Lecturer at Cornwall College Camborne, Kristian Dalziel said: “I used to perform many years ago doing gigs all over the county, but this is the first time in ten years so I’m feeling pretty nervous. I’m not a professional musician but it would be amazing to have just one track with a backing band and to actually win The Voice would be amazing, but I’m concentrating on just getting through this round and seeing what happens.”
Auditioning for The Voice is a lengthy process with local sessions taking place now, even though the show won’t be aired until next year.
Curriculum Lead for Performing Arts & Media, Cornwall College, Zona Maunder said: “We are delighted to be hosting once again auditions for such a high profile show. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who has the talent to apply and who knows where it might lead. We’ve had lots of interest from students who currently are studying music and performing arts with us and of course I wish them the very best of luck.”