Belfast Telegraph

Voice star Leah McFall back on song with coaching role on show as sidekick to old mentor

By Robert Dex

Leah McFall admitted it felt "so strange" going back to The Voice to help after being runner-up in the BBC's hit singing show last year.

The Newtownabbey singer, who lost out to Andrea Begley, is helping her old mentor as the show enters the battle-round stage this weekend.

She said: "It feels so strange to be at the other side of the piano and to be like a coach adviser.

"This time last year I was just about to go into my battle. But it's really nice. I actually can't believe I've got this far and done my whole album now with Will.

"The battle part was the most difficult part for me because you're going up against a friend because you've got that close to them at that stage.

"And the thought of one of you going through and the other going home is just really hard to deal with."

All four coaches have brought in people to help them in the next round with Kylie Minogue getting Scissor Sisters star Jake Shears on board, Ricky Wilson enlisting Katy B to join him and Sir Tom Jones teaming up with Tinie Tempah.

Among those who will be seen performing on the BBC1 programme this weekend is Belfast mum Jai McConnell (left), who impressed all four coaches with her "unique" vocals and star potential. Jai (24) is on Team Kylie and will be seen on Saturday going up against one of her team-mates in a bid to get through to the live shows.

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