Watch 19-year-old’s amazing Defying Gravity cover on The Voice UK

A 19-year-old musical theatre student gave a standout performance on The Voice UK this weekend.

Ella Young from Llandogo in Wales belted out Defying Gravity for her blind audition.

Ella performed for a spin from this year’s coaches Anne-Marie, Sir Tom Jones, and Olly Murs.

You can watch Ella’s incredible performance on The Voice UK 2021 below…

Despite the amazing audition, Ella got no turns and viewers weren’t happy with the coaches.

“That was definitely a 4 chair turn amazing voice can’t believe no one turned,” one reacted on Twitter.

Another added: “She was unbelievable! I am astounded that she didn’t get a 4 chair turn, let alone none!”

A third wrote: “You need to consider a musical theatre category or something also @AnneMarie should know how hard it is to hit notes like this and I am very surprised she didn’t give her a chance! Anyway Ella is going to go places that are perhaps beyond this show”

TV presenter Anthea Turner was among those reacting online, writing: “I’m screaming at my TV Ella Young you are amazing”

On the show, Ella said: “I think my performance went well, even though they didn’t turn I know I did my best.”

While Ella may have not got a turn on show, with her voice we reckon it won’t be too long before we see her on the West End stage!

The Voice UK airs on ITV on Saturday nights.

Picture: ITV

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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