Tom Jones backs Roisin on The Voice

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Roisin Geraghty-McDonagh wowed the audience and judges on BBC One talent show The Voice last night.

The 25-year-old mum from Ovenden performed Dolly Parton’s 1971 hit Coat of Many Colours.

Peformers on the show are judged based purely on their voice and crowd response, with four celebrity judges facing away from the stage during the audition.

If a judge likes what they hear and wishes to take the performer forward to the next stage of the contest, they turn their chair to face the performer.

Roisin spent most of the performance singing to backs of the four judges chairs, but as she sung her final note, singer Tom Jones turned his chair around putting her through to the next stage of the competition.

Tom Jones told Roisin: “I like country music and I think you delivered it really, really well.

“I don’t have a country singer on my time, but I do now.”

Judge Will.I,Am said: “You’re very brave coming on here singing country music when most people are singing pop music and ballads.”

Following the performance, Roisin said: “I’m buzzing - I’m absolutely buzzing.”

Roisin will now go on to the next stage of the competition where she will receive coaching from Tom Jones.