Roisin hopes to turn heads on The Voice

Meet the talented young singer who will fly the flag for Halifax when she steps into the TV spotlight.

Roisin Geraghty-McDonagh will take centre stage on Saturday evening when she appears in the latest episode of BBC One show The Voice.

Roisin Geraghty-McDonagh, pictured with her son, Sonny.

Roisin Geraghty-McDonagh, pictured with her son, Sonny.

Roisin, who lives in Ovenden, is among the latest hopefuls striving to impress the programme’s superstar panel of judges, which includes music veteran Tom Jones.

And although Roisin, 25, could not reveal how she fared in the pre-recorded show, she said she was thrilled she signed up for it.

“When I was on the stage, I was in my absolute element,” she said.

“It’s all I want, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do and I want to build a better life for my son.

“I wasn’t nervous about singing, I was more nervous about what I was going to say to the judges - I didn’t know what I was going to say to the big superstars.”

Roisin, who lives with her three-year-old son, Sonny, has sung all her life, but finally found the confidence to apply for the show after appearing on stage for the first time last May.

“For a few years my nieces kept asking me to apply for shows. I’d agree and they would get me the forms, but then I’d say ‘no I’m not doing it’.

“I didn’t have the self confidence, then I did a gig in May. I was quite nervous at first, but as soon as I got into the first song I started to really enjoy it.”

“After the gig, people told me they’d enjoyed it and I felt I had the confidence and it was my time.”

Roisin, who said she would love to be a country singer, will perform Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colours” on the show - a song she has always loved.

And mum Mary couldn’t be more pleased for her daughter.

“I’m as proud as punch. I’ve always wanted to see her do well,” she said. “It was absolutely brilliant to see her sing on the show and I’m so looking forward to watching it on Saturday so we can see it in full.”

Tune in to BBC One on Saturday night at 7pm to see how Roisin gets on.