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Quarter final success for Wakefield’s Sophie May on The Voice UK

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Sophie May Williams has made it through to the semi finals of The Voice UK.

The 17-year-old from Wrenthorpe, won the public over with her version of Van Morrison’s Moondance.

She had to go through to the public vote after missing out on a ‘fast pass’ to the next round, which her mentor WILL.I.AM awarded to fellow Team Will contestant Jermain Johnson.

Earlier in the show, judges praised her performance. Kylie Minogue said: “You have a natural elegance, it was beautiful.”

WILL.I.AM said: “Every note you hit was perfect.”

Sir Tom Jones said: “She just made it her own. You’re a lot prettier than Van Morrison. You look marvellous, you look like a model.”

Finally, Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson said: “I am looking forward to hearing you sing again in the semi finals. You are going to make the kind of record that I am going to buy.”

Yesterday, the Wakefield Express called for readers to get behind the Outwood Grange Academy student and cast votes for her.

Congratulatory messages are already flooding Twitter.

Arriva Yorkshire said: “Yey @sophiemaymusic is through, go get em girl. Proud of our #Wakefield lass!!”

Mick Amos said: “Yet again raising the bar @sophiemaymusic & doing #wakefield proud! @iamwill come visit her hometown & ill buy u some new glasses #glassface”

 

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