‘Easy weekend’ for our Frances

Singer Frances Wood with The Voice coaches Will.i.am and Dante Santiago
Singer Frances Wood with The Voice coaches Will.i.am and Dante Santiago

AS contestants get set to perform on tonight’s BBC One’s The Voice, teenage singer Frances Wood can rest easy that she is not singing for survival.

Frances, 18, of Wrenthorpe did all the hard work last week when her rendition of Ain’t Nobody was enough to secure votes from viewers and keep her dream alive of winning the competition and a record deal.

She is now through to the semi-finals and will have to perform again next weekend.

Tonight singers coached by Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue will sing for the public vote.

And tomorrow (Sunday) Frances will perform a group song with fellow contestants from Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones’ teams.

She remained tight-lipped about their choice, but described it as an “up-beat” number.

Although Frances is not relying on the public vote this weekend, she told the Express she has still be working hard with coach Will.i.am.

She said: “Will is such a busy man, but he takes the time to coach us and plan what we sing.

“He gives us a lot of freedom and listens to what we have to say.

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

While the Cathedral Academy of Performing Arts student lives in London for the competition, she is being supported back home by her family and friends.

She has also gained a lot of support on Twitter.

Follow her progress on the Express Twitter account @WakeExpress.

Tonight’s show starts at 7.10pm on BBC1, followed by a results show, and Frances’ performance, at 7.15pm tomorrow (Sunday).