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The Voice auditions hit the right note at B&FC

Published on 08/05/2017 by pfi

A crowd of singers tuned up and turned out to audition for hit ITV talent show The Voice at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

The College's University Centre theatre played host to TV talent-spotters from the programme who recorded around 30 different performances from B&FC students – each hopeful of the chance to go on to sing on the televised shows in front of judges including Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am.

Nigel Brown, Head of Creative Arts and Digital Industries at B&FC, said:

“It was a real feather in the College’s cap to be asked to host auditions for The Voice in our theatre.

“We were delighted with the number of students we had taking part and the excitement in the air was palpable as they waited in line for their opportunity to sing. 

“Having the chance to audition for a massive show like The Voice while on home turf in our own theatre hopefully gave them the confidence to put in some excellent performances.”

The recorded auditions will now be watched by The Voice producers in London, before successful applicants are contacted to take part in the next round.

B&FC students taking part in the auditions came from across a range of subject areas – including BA Musical Theatre and BA Fine Art. Nigel added:

“While our musical theatre students have obviously been practicing hard with their tutors for this opportunity, it was great to see other students - whose interest in music is more personal - trying out.

“I can’t wait to hear if any of those who auditioned for the show were successful in getting to the next round.”

B&FC offers more than 60 degrees, including BA Musical Theatre and BA Fine Art, accredited by long-standing partner Lancaster University, ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.