MOJACAR fans watching The Voice on BBC1 were thrilled to see 26-year-old Sheena McHugh from Coalville in Leicestershire go through to the next round in the singing competition.
Euro Weekly News readers will remember that Sheena was chosen by Spectrum FM to sing their Mojacar song to promote the Costa Almeria.
Sheena was paired with Holly Barry for their stage battle, and Will.i.am chose Aretha Franklin’s Sisters are doin’ it for themselves for the two girls to sing.
Sheena was concerned about the song choice. Speaking to Will.i.am, Sheena’s mentor for the competition, ahead of the battle, she said: “It takes away the good parts of my voice.”
Will.i.am responded harshly: “Sink or swim. It’s a battle. You’re not supposed to be comfortable in a battle”
But when the two girls took to the stage, Sheena forgot her misgivings and belted out the classic soul number with gusto and passion.
Rita Ora loved the performance and added: “There’s nothing better than seeing two females actually supporting each other.”
It was Will’s decision that mattered though and he kept the girls on tenterhooks before he enthused: “Sheena – tonight you shined,” and put her through to the next round.