British-born contestant in La Voz Kids

The British Benevolent Fund proudly presents ´A Kings Night´. Image: British Benevolent Fund

ELISHA Lang, a 12-year-old born in Northumberland, living in Los Barrios but going to school in Gibraltar attended an audition for Telecinco’s ‘La Voz Kids’ programme in Seville and was pushed through to the next round in Madrid.

One of 20,000 original applicants, she passed the Madrid audition and then a third, also in Madrid, to become just one out of 92 contestants to sing on TV on the blind auditions. All three judges turned almost as soon as she started singing but she chose to be mentored by platinum disc-holder Manuel Carrasco who has already released five successful albums so far in his career.

According to her father, Scott, although she had been dancing since she was just over three, Elisha didn´t want to become a singer until two-and-a-half years ago. Her family were used to hearing her sing along with the car radio and realised that she had very special voice, so they arranged for her to take singing lessons and she absolutely adored them.

Within just one month she was aching to get on stage to show off her talent and she loves to tackle the most difficult of songs, which she considers a worthwhile challenge.

Prior to appearing on La Voz, she has been entertaining crowds in Gibraltar at various charity events and was even invited to appear in the special concert commemorating the return of the evacuees in September. She is probably the youngest act to appear in a concert in Casemates in Gibraltar and she made it to the final of ‘Gibraltar’s Got Talent.’

Having been chosen to join the Carrasco team, she had to take part in a three way battle against other members, all of whom had to sing a song by the heavy metal group, Metallica, and on the evening of October 5 she won through to the next round, which will be screened in three weeks’ time.

Although she is used to singing in English, Elisha is quite comfortable with singing in Spanish and if La Voz is anything like the UK version, then no doubt she will have to sing with her mentor at some point.

When speaking to Elisha, she told EWN that she “is really excited, happy and it’s amazing to perform on TV and to progress from the 20,000 who applied and to be one of the last fifteen contestants.”

We at Euro Weekly News wish Elisha continued success and will report on the results of her next appearance on La Voz Kids.

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