Jazz singer, Georgie Braggins, from near Clavering, exits The Voice UK but says new doors have opened
PUBLISHED: 13:55 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 08 March 2017
A jazz teacher from Stocking Pelham who was eliminated from The Voice at the weekend said she has been "inundated" with performance enquiries since her exit from the ITV talent show.
Georgie Braggins, 21, performed a jazz arrangement of the Aretha Franklin classic I Say a Little Prayer For You in the live knockout rounds on Saturday, March 4.
But the public voted for fellow contestants Mo Adeniran and Jamie Miller to go through, before American actress and singer Jennifer Hudson saved Basildon 20-year-old Jack Bruley from elimination.
Georgie, who is a music teacher, said appearing on the show has already opened a lot of new doors for her.
She said: “It’s been very busy since the weekend. I have been inundated with enquiries from other musicians asking me to record on albums with them and from festivals and events asking me to perform.
“Some of the interest has been international, but I can’t say too much about that at the moment. But things have really kicked off.”
Georgie, who was initially not sure about appearing on the show, said the experience has been one to savour.
She said: “It was absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute of it and some of the feedback I have received on social media has been lovely.
“A lot of people were saying that Jennifer made the wrong choice, although I don’t necessarily agree with that.
“I think we all deserved to go through, everyone put so much into their performances, but I was thrilled for Jack, he worked so hard.
“It was such a great atmosphere though and I will be meeting up with the boys at the weekend.”
Looking to the future, Georgie said she is actively seeking management to secure more bookings.
She said: “It’s very exciting. I’m performing at the Yama Variety Show at Hertford Theatre in May and will be doing a few songs with David Tench, who is the piano player on The Voice.
“I’m currently looking for management to get myself out there more and get performing before everyone forgets who I am.”