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Friday 19 December 2014

Opera singer Carla Maney nearly misses her big chance

Programme Name: The Voice - TX: 20/04/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. 4) - Embargoed for publication until: 19/04/2013 - Picture Shows: +++PUBLICATION OF THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS FRIDAY APRIL 19TH 2013+++ Carla - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: N/A
Carla Maney
The Voice 20/04/2013 Picture Shows: Carla Maney (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: N/A Carla Maney

Newry opera singer Carla Maney, who appears on BBC's The Voice tonight, was nearly robbed of her chance of fame when a mystery illness left her unable to sing.

Cardiff-based Carla, 47, teams up with fellow opera singer Barbara Kelly form Essex to perform The Flower Duet from the opera Lakme at the blind auditions on the BBC1 talent show tonight.

While we aren't going to spoil the show by revealing if she gets through, Belfast busker Conor Scott, Carmoney fashion student Leah McFall and Andrea Begley from Pomeroy, have all already passed the blind audition stage.

“It was an opportunity to appear on TV and have fun,” said Carla.

*FIND OUT HOW CARLA GETS ON AND READ HER FULL INTERVIEW IN TOMORROW'S SUNDAY LIFE

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