Shansel Huseyin admitted that she was desperate to succeed on The Voice, because all she ever wants to do is sing.
The talented teenager told Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby that she isn’t taught and is definitely not posh and admitted that her vocal skill often surprises people, as they never expect her to be able to sing in an operatice style.
‘People can’t tell I’m 17 when I sing. My mum says I sound like a 30 year old.”
The brunette beauty doesn’t have a lot of experience behind her either and confessed:
“I’ve never done anything like this before, I’ve never performed in front of loads of people. It’s like musical royalty out there isn’t it?”
Dressed in a leopard print dress and bright red belt, the unassuming teenager then proceeded to belt out a stunning rendition of “Nessun dorma”, as performed before her by Paul Potts on Britain’s Got Talent.
From the first note the coaches looks flabbergasted, but as they failed to run around we could hear the nerves beginning to affect Shansel’s voice and her tuning became a little off at times.
Huseyin looked gutted when she wasn’t chosen for any team, but Tom Jones tried to sweeten the blow by saying:
‘That was beautiful.’
Shansel then admitted she has never had a singing lessons and only started singing opera, when she was ‘taking the mickey out of Katherine Jenkins on the TV’.
Jessie J commented:
“I didn’t turn around because I thought you were going to be a lot older, and I thought I would be intimidated by you.”
“I’m kicking myself in the butt right now because something told me to turn around, because there is an opportunity to reinvent radio. Then when i turned around and you told me you haven’t had lessons, you’re seventeen years old and you were just taking the mickey out of something you saw on TV, it’s my fault I missed an opportunity to invent here on The Voice. I mean that from the bottom of my heart!”
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