TV’s Frances has always wanted to sing

Wrenthorpe singer Frances Wood on BBC One's The Voice, and performing while a pupil at Outwood Grange
Wrenthorpe singer Frances Wood on BBC One's The Voice, and performing while a pupil at Outwood Grange
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AFTER being voted through to the semi-finals of BBC One’s The Voice, Frances Wood says she would love to go all the way.

The Wrenthorpe teenager’s rendition of Ain’t Nobody was enough to secure votes from viewers last Saturday and to keep her dreams alive of winning the competition and a record deal.

Wrenthorpe singer Frances Wood on BBC One's The Voice, and performing while a pupil at Outwood Grange

Wrenthorpe singer Frances Wood on BBC One's The Voice, and performing while a pupil at Outwood Grange

Ahead of her group performance tomorrow (Sunday) with fellow contestants from Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones’ teams, she told the Express that she has always wanted to sing.

Frances, 18, of Barnes Avenue told the Express: “I have been singing since I was about four and love performing.

“My mum and dad have always supported me and know how much it means to me. They were quite emotional last weekend.

“Last Saturday it felt like I was doing it at a concert and it is something I would definitely love to do.

“I am working as hard as I can to stay in this competition.”

The former Outwood Grange pupil first showed off her talent at the age of four, when she got up on stage at a holiday park and astounded an audience with her version of The Spice Girls’ hit Stop.

In recent years she has developed her singing skills at Cathedral Academy of Performing Arts and hopes to go on to university.

For the past couple of years she has been writing and performing her own songs in pubs and clubs around Wakefield.

She made it from 28,000 acts to only 100 people to appear in front of the judges on the new television talent shown.

And is now only one of 18 singers left in the competition to win a record contract with Universal Music.

Tonight (Saturday) at 7.10pm on BBC1 singers coached by Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue will sing for survival, followed by a results show at 7.15pm tomorrow (Sunday).