Few things in life can be more petrifying than taking to the stage to sing in front of hundreds of people.

But when your audience includes heavyweight showbiz legends Sir Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue, the stakes are about as high as they can get.

Spare a thought, then, for Huddersfield singer Georgia Harrup, whose brave bid to impress The Voice coaches is being aired this Saturday.

The vocalist will deliver a stunning version of Ray Charles' Hallelujah I Love Her So.

The talented vocalist gave up singing when she got married aged just 18, as her husband didn’t support her dreams.

But since getting divorced – and losing a staggering eight stone in weight – she’s rediscovered her love of music and says there’s no stopping her now.

The Voice contestant Georgia Harrup before and after her weight loss
The Voice contestant Georgia Harrup before and after her weight loss
 

 The talented 27-year-old, who lives in Lepton with boyfriend Craig Williams, who plays rugby for Underbank Rangers, said: “I was pretty nervous when I found out I’d got through the initial auditions and was going in front of the coaches, but the minute I got on stage I was totally focused and determined to do well.

“I knew I had to put my mind to doing well because otherwise all my hard work would have been for nothing, so I gave it my all.”

Georgia’s song choice on the show says a lot about her musical tastes and influences.

The classic track, which she describes as motown/soul/blues, has been performed by the likes of Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Eva Cassidy.

“I used to do vocals for dance tracks when I was younger, but now I prefer soul and jazz,” said Georgia.

“My dad was in a band called Information, which supported Manfred Mann and Jimi Hendrix, so music and noise have always been part of my life – it’s second nature to me,” she adds.

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As well as dad Alby, Georgia has another famous family connection in the form of multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Adele, who is a relation on her mother’s side.

The pair’s paths have barely crossed over the years, but with such powerful musical blood in the family it’s no surprise Georgia’s vocal abilities have caught the ear of The Voice’s judges.

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As for the future, the young Huddersfield performer is pragmatic and level-headed, which is hardly surprising when you consider her life experience to date.

It’s clear she’s fully committed to her musical ambitions, regardless of whether or not she secures herself a world-class mentor on national television this weekend.

“I’m just going to keep putting myself out there and doing my best,” she says.

“I’d love to make a career of music, to be able to wake up every morning and know that’s what I’m doing full-time, but whatever I do I’ll always stay true to myself as an artist.”