Lauren Hope recently stepped into the limelight during the blind audition stages of hit ITV talent show The Voice. The twenty-year-old’s vocal performance was so impressive that she was invited to join performer and judge Olly Murs’ team for the remainder of the competition. As well as appearing on The Voice, Lauren is currently on tour as support to The Amy Winehouse Experience, who play the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon on Saturday 20thApril 2019.
Her alternative take of Robert Palmer’s 1985 smash hit single ‘Addicted To Love’ was stunning, and enough to make Brit Award nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Olly Murs spin his chair during the final blind auditions of the competition. She then took on Harrisen Larner-Main in week 3 of The Battles with a version of U2’s ‘I Still Havent Found What I’m Looking For’.
The move saw him invite Blackpool native Lauren, who is currently on a gap gear from a BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Musicianship Vocals, to join his team.
Talking about her experience on the show so far, Lauren says, “There are so many misconceptions around reality talent shows. However, this one in particular is like no other. Every member of staff at The Voice is rooting for you, all the producers want you to be the best you can be and grow as much as possible.
As a contestant on the last round of the blind auditions I honestly was terrified. But, when I realised Olly had turned his chair for me, I was filled with pure joy. Olly is exactly how he appears on screen with a hilarious sense of humour and a real heart of gold.”
Now she’s through this heat, the competition will soon start gaining more momentum. But for Lauren, it’s also an opportunity to start stretching her abilities further, as she explained.
“The training given at the voice UK is amazing, The vocal training is intense, but it’s also guidance in choreography, in media and in confidence! To be a part of this show is an absolute privilege and I cannot wait to see what is next.”
Lauren will be in Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Saturday 20thApril 2019 as support for The Amy Winehouse Experience- an accomplished tribute to the precocious talent of Amy Winehouse. The show featuries vocalist Emma Wright alongside a full seven-piece backing band, carefully selected to recreate the heady mix of jazz, soul and pop that became synonymous with Winehouse as her career progressed. This is a must-see for any Amy Winehouse fans, described as the UK’s most authentic tribute to the iconic musician. The performance at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre is one of a 25-date European tour spanning March – June 2019.