The Voice "BATTLE"

So, the Voice "battle" was aired Saturday the 3rd and.......I'm OUT! That's it for my involvement with The Voice UK 2018.....but what a terrifyingly GREAT experience it has been! Ha ha! What a rollercoaster ride I've been on.....up, down and pushed to the limits!!!! It's been difficult for me from the beginning but I've learned so much about my self and others and feel I've grown lots throughout.......still with plenty of room to keep growing through this. Firstly I just want to say how much I've loved working with Jake Benson, my "battle" partner. He's sooooo lovely and extremely talented, it was an honour to perform side by side. As soon as we were paired we hit it off, both having HUGE love for soul funk and blues and consequently it was hard to actually "battle" against each other! We had so much fun singing in to bananas, dancing in front of mirrors like idiots during rehearsals and sharing the excitement and the fear. I'm gonna miss him, the crew and the staff too, they're all amazing peeps! It's so weird to really feel like you're part of something HUGE.....and then to be "out." BUT at the same time, I'm a little relieved to be free from the pressure and to be able to put all my time in to my family and music once again. I'm so pleased for Jake's success with the battle. He really wants this and I feel he's made for it! I'll be cheering him on and I hope he wins!!!! Me on the other hand.....it has never really been my "thing" and I've felt uncomfortable since the ride began as it clashes with my personal feelings as a dedicated independent musician and meant spending a lot of time away from home. My deepest reasons for my involvement in the show were to step up to my big fear of public performance and to hold my head high upon the dissection table.......to be criticized, potentially loved and despised, to stand for what I believe, love and equality, to be all that I am and not to be afraid of the reactions that could come.........because sometimes it can be very difficult for me just to post something on facebook, especially when it's connected to my activism....let alone to talk about it on national TV and to perform to....basically.....the country and...well, THE WORLD!!! Ha ha! Walking on to that stage for the first time was one of the scariest moments of my life! My God, that minute of silence before the start of the song was like an eternity of electrical fear!!!! BUT I did it and the support from friends, family, locals and beyond has been immense and so warming....I feel toasty! What an incredible experience, one I'll be eternally grateful for and will never forget! Well, for now, it's over and out.......tomorrow I'm back in the studio and hope to share some lyrics and a video in my next post! 

And for all my lovely supporters world wide......

2 comments

  • Tiss
    Tiss France
    I have discovered you today thanks to the Beatles (I just love your "Come Together" cover!) and just wanted you to congratulate you for overcoming your fear: you're an artist, your place is on stage. I think you perform amazingly well and as you seem to be a delightful person, I just wanted to let you know that you inspired me today. Keep it up, you rock! Thank you... for, well, being you I guess.

    I have discovered you today thanks to the Beatles (I just love your "Come Together" cover!) and just wanted you to congratulate you for overcoming your fear: you're an artist, your place is on stage. I think you perform amazingly well and as you seem to be a delightful person, I just wanted to let you know that you inspired me today. Keep it up, you rock! Thank you... for, well, being you I guess.

  • Jilly Riley
    Jilly Riley
    Hi Tiss! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. You've inspired me too, with positivity! Big Love!

    Hi Tiss! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. You've inspired me too, with positivity! Big Love!

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