Identical twins from Longthorpe hit our screens on Saturday as they audition for hit BBC talent series The Voice.
The girls will be hoping to see those famous red chairs spin round to make it through and realise their dreams.
“We’re really excited to watch our episode on TV,” enthused Hannah who told ESP she and her sister Naomi will be watching at home with family and friends.
The two confess they’ve always loved singing and even started their own childrens’ choir at St Botolph’s Church when they were just 7 years-old. Since then they went on to study at Ormiston Bushfield Academy where they gave their first public performance at a school open evening. The girls now teach singing to other youngsters and stage local events.
ESP was so excited about the start of the new series of The Voice that we featured new judge Rita Ora on our January cover. The show’s already seen two other great Peterborough singers perform in previous seasons with Murray Hockridge making it through a couple of years ago before losing out in the battle rounds and last year saw talented singer/songerwriter John Quinn audition but sadly he didn’t get through (although we all think he should have!) so it’s great to see even more city talent getting national profile.
The girls perform what they call ‘classical crossover’ – there’s no doubt it’s a harder genre to succeed with on shows like The Voice.
“Going in we weren’t confident they would like the style,” confessed Hannah, “but it’s our favourite TV show. We decided to apply on the spur of the moment which is unlike us but just thought we would take the risk.
“We were overwhelmed – it was such a lovely experience on every level. It’s so quiet though when you walk out on stage, we were terrified! During the day we were so busy we sort of forgot about that part but all the team there are just great.”
Whatever the outcome on Saturday the girls are hoping Peterborough people will support them so make sure you tune in and see how Classical Reflection get on. Will the buttons get pressed? We certainly hope so!
Read more in the February issue of ESP magazine and find out more about the girls on www.classicalreflection.co.uk