A Burntwood singer is set to make a bid for stardom when he appears on The Voice.
Mitchel Emms, 19, will build on ten years of performing experiences when he bids to wow the judging panel on the BBC talent show on Satuerday (April 13).
And he is hoping that experiences such as appearing as Kurt Cobain in a kids version of Stars In Their Eyes will stand him in good stead.
“Since the age of nine I’ve been working towards an opportunity like this to show the industry and the British public what I can do and to represent the Midlands – and since day one it’s been serious business,” he said.
Mitchel has performed in more than 500 gigs and has played at venues across the UK and the world.
And he believes he has earned his shot at stardom.
“Around 40,000 people have applied for this show,” he explained. “And there is now 150 of us left with only 40 going through.
“To be considered good enough out of thousands to get to this point is completely insane. I’m hoping all the years
of performing live will pay off for me at this time when I need it most.”
The Voice will pit singers from across the musical sphere against each other in a bid to take the title.
And Mitchel is hoping his alternative rock sound will help him stand out.
He said: “People like me generally don’t go on shows like this, we stay in bands and perform on the underground circuit for years waiting to be noticed.
“I want to be different which makes it even more important that I get through this next round, not only to represent the local area but also the majority of those who love alternative music.
“I’ve worked so hard for this moment and it would mean everything for me to go on through to the next round of the show. It’s scary to realise my entire career is hanging on this huge moment.
“Wish me luck – I’m going to need it!”