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More success for Jersey singer on TV talent show

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A JERSEY singer has sailed through to the next stage of ITV talent show The Voice, meaning she is now just one step away from the live programmes.

Emily Andrews, who goes by the stage name Moya, performed in the battle rounds on Saturday’s episode.

As part of Jennifer Hudson’s team, Moya was pitted against Bethzienna Williams, with the pair singing INXS’s Never Tear Us Apart.

And Ms Hudson, an Oscar-winning star, chose the Jersey singer to progress to the knockout stage, where the seven members of each of the four teams will be whittled down to three to make up the final 12 participants for the live shows.

Moya sailed through her first audition, with all four of the show’s judges – singers Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Ms Hudson and Olly Murs – turning their chairs to show they wanted the 27-year-old to be part of their team following her rendition of Rag’n’Bone Man’s Grace.

She has since been tipped as one of the ones to watch in the competition – with bookmakers installing her as second favourite to win, behind Nicole Dennis.

Moya, who works for the Jersey charity Music in Action, which provides a musical education programme for the Island’s children, has previously supported Sir Rod Stewart on tour.

In 2014, fellow Islander Jamie Lovatt appeared on The Voice, reaching the battle rounds before being knocked out.

The knockout stage is due to be shown on ITV over the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March.

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