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Dentist makes impression on Voice


Dentist Abi Sampa hits a nerve in The Voice

Dentist Abi Sampa hits a nerve in The Voice

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Dentist Abi Sampa hits a nerve in The Voice

Dentist Abi Sampa leaves coaches smiling on The Voice as she aims to help them with filling their teams.

The 27-year-old, who has been qualified in her field for two years, hits a nerve with her haunting performance of Oasis song Stop Crying Your Heart Out.

Sampa dazzles in the final audition show of the series as the coaches complete their line-ups before heading into the battle rounds.

She says singing has always been her first choice of career, rather than dentistry.

"Day to day it's just fillings, root canals, the usual.There was always this little voice at the back of my head telling me that this wasn't really for me. I've always been a musician first," she says.

And she manages to make an impression on the judges with her combination of western pop with Indian vocal gymnastics.

Danny O'Donoghue tells her: "The Asian style of singing is so haunting - you don't need words to portray feelings and emotion. And for me that's what I heard."

Also catching the coaches's ears is Moni Tivony, a red-haired Jewish singer who surprises the panel with his soulful performance of the Bob Marley reggae hit No Woman, No Cry.

Tivony has previously featured in BBC1 entertainment show The One And Only hosted by Graham Norton in which he appeared as a Lionel Richie tribute act in 2007.

He tells the coaches: "A lot of people call me the ginger Jewish Jamaican." Will.i.am dubs him the "Jew-maican" and says: You added some stuff to Bob Marley that I thought nobody could bring to Bob Marley - and you brought that soul."