The Voice UK: Amelia O’Connell blows the coaches & the audience away with her spectacular voice

by Nick Barnes
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The Voice UK 2014: Amelia OConnel

The final contestant of the evening came from Liverpool in the form of 16-year-old Amelia O’Connell.

In her VT, she said that she has to love Liverpool as she’s a scouser. There’s no option. However, her father couldn’t be with her on the day as he was in Germany and you’ll never guess what he works as… a Tom Jones tribute act!

“I’ve seen him once, and it was the most embarrassing time of my life,” she quipped.

Amelia took on the mega hit, The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face, which is a very sensitive, but powerful song. Amelia pulled the rendition off well, but it seemed all over the place at times. However, she does have bags of potential.

As soon as she hit her falsetto, Tom decided to hit his button and in the background, Ricky was nodding his head, which prompted both him and Kylie to spin their chairs. Amelia even got a standing ovation from the trio.

“You’re a born singer though. If I were you, I’d just do that. Don’t be concerned about the other things,” Tom told her.

Ricky added: “That was amazing, right? It was only half way through that I remembered I had a job to do, so I turned around. You took us all to another place and I’d like to stay there”.

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“I didn’t turn around, not because I don’t like you, I think you’re spectacular and now I’ve turned around I’m so happy the other three turned. You have a very difficult choice as Kylie is amazing, Tom Jones is a legend and Ricky Wilson is really good,” Will said

Kylie added: “So, I’m being really quiet right now as you put me in a bit of a trance. You have the three of us on the edge of our seats here”.

“I normally think that I would have someone in mind but I haven’t got a clue. But I think I’m going to have to go with Kylie,” Amelia told the coaches.

That means that Kylie is now in the lead with 11 contestants. But, that also means that she is only 1 act away from filling up Team Kylie…

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes