Hannah Berney has admitted that she found singing against Murray Hockridge on The Voice battle rounds very ‘challenging.’
The 21 year old student was featured on Sunday night’s episode of the hit BBC TV show, performing Robbie Williams’ ‘Kids’ with the older singer, in the hope of winning a place in the live shows.
She must have done something right, because The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue was so impressed with her vocal style that he picked her as one of his final five contestants, going through to the next stage of the competition.
Speaking to her local newspaper, the South Wales Argus, Berney admitted that while she loved working with Murray on their collaboration, she didn’t find the experience in any way easy and explained:
“It was challenging and I enjoyed working with another singer. It was bizarre – it does push you to be a better performer.”
Hannah is now preparing for the live shows, which start on Saturday, although it has been reported that only Team Tom Jones and Team will.i.am will be taking to the stage in the first episode, with Team Danny and Team Jessie J getting an extra week of rehearsals, before entering the spotlight in week two.
However Berney still has a busy week ahead, as it has been reported that she is also preparing for another big performance, after being asked to sing for The Queen with a full scale orchestra in Exeter next week.
The University Of Exeter tweeted today:
‘We’re pleased to announce that @hannahberney from #thevoiceuk will be one of many of our students performing at our Forum opening next week.’
Hannah said: “I think in the back of my mind I always wanted to get to this stage so I was quite shocked when I read the email about performing for the Queen. I didn’t think that at 21 I would have the opportunity to do this.”