Singing star Georgia Harrup is set to make another bid for success on Saturday.

The Lepton singer will go head to head with one of her rivals for a spot in the next rounds of the talent show The Voice.

And the so-called “Battle Rounds” pitches 27-year-old Georgia against Cheshire singer Leverne Scott-Roberts.

The two will go head to head on stage in front of the celebrity judges, including their own coach and mentor, the legendary Sir Tom Jones. Only one will make it through.

Ironically, one of Leverne’s favourite singers is Adele - a distant cousin of Georgia.

The Huddersfield girl is hopeful of making it through to the knockout stages and then, hopefully, on to the live shows.

And she has been hard at work drumming up support in her home town.

“The other day I was at Netherhall Learning Campus in Rawthorpe and at Crosland Moor Junior School, talking to the kids.

“I did a bit of singing for them but we also had some question and answer sessions and they were very interested in me and in the show.

“I also have the honour of singing in front of the Huddersfield Giants fans at the John Smiths Stadium when they played Hull KR the other week and that was a great thrill.

“I’m a massive rugby league fan and my partner Craig Williams plays for Underbank. You’ll find me on the side of the field taking photos of the action”.

Georgia, who cites Nina Simone, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin as her influences, was picked by Sir Tom in the bind auditions with a version of Charles’ Hallelujah, I Love Him So. Sir Tom, who said he had performed with Ray Charles, praised her cover and welcomed her to ‘Team Tom’.

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She began singing at church while a child and then worked for a time in Ibiza, where she performed gigs and worked in a studio. She also worked as a wedding singer.

“It’s been amazing since The Voice started.

“I’m feeling very nervous about Saturday which has seemed a long time coming around since the auditions, several weeks ago.

“I’m really enjoying getting out and about and finding people want to chat and say ‘Hello’.

“I keep getting stooped when I’m in the local Co-op or the other shops and people wish me luck.

“To me that’s one of the best things to come out of the show. It’s great to appeal to fans but it’s even better when they are your home town fans. That is so important to me”.

The show goes out at 7pm on Saturday on BBC1.

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