Sophie Griffin’s mum has been raving about the team behind The Voice and how they have been treating her newly famous daughter.
The 17 year old singer won a place in Team Will for this week’s first live shows, after defeating J Marie Cooper in the recent battle rounds, with her take on Katy Perry’s ‘Firework.’
Sophie has moved from Northern Ireland to London, to compete on the BBC talent show, but her mum isn’t at all worried about the teenage singer, as she says the team behind the series have been attentive and supportive all the way.
In an interview with The Mid Ulster Mail, Caroline Griffin explained:
“The production team at The Voice have just been absolutely fantastic.”
“They have looked after her and told us if there are any problems to just pick up the phone. She does have the best care and is being looked after so well.”
“They asked me if I was going to miss her, and I do, but it is what she wants and if she is happy then I am happy.”
“I would advise anyone to go for The Voice because of just how well Sophie has been so well looked after.”
It probably helps that rather than living in a huge mansion as the X Factor contestants do, Sophie is currently staying with her aunt in London and meeting up with her team in rehearsals each day.
In an interview with BBC Radio Ulster’s Alan Simpson show earlier this week, Sophie admitted that this helps her stay more grounded and keep things ‘real.’
Sophie is currently rehearsing for Saturday night’s first live show, in which all the members of Team Will and Team Tom will take to the stage for individual performances.
Will returned from America to London yesterday for last minute practice sessions with his final five and Caroline admitted that her daughter loves working with the Black Eyed Peas star.
“She’s rehearsing now and she loves Will.i.am. He is just brilliant…so down to earth and so funny.”
“He’s just so good and she’s having a whale of a time. What other 17 year-old gets to sing in front of Will.i.am?”
The Voice returns tomorrow night, BBC One at 7pm. The results show follows on Sunday at 7.25pm, in which one member from each of the two teams performing will be eliminated.