The Voice’s Leanne Mitchell, from Oulton Broad, survives

Oulton Broad singer Leanne Mitchell has survived to fight another day on the hit BBC talent show, The Voice.

The 28-year-old performed live in front of nine million viewers last night to determine whether she made it to the next stage of the competition.

And tonight she was one of the three artists in Sir Tom Jones' team to be saved by viewers' votes to fight another day.

Leanne, who is also a voice coach at a theatre company based at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton, was still a pupil at Benjamin Britten High School, in Lowestoft, when she started performing at Potters at the age of 15.

Since then she has risen through the ranks, taking the stage at its annual shows and providing a guiding hand to aspiring singers.

But until her appearance on The Voice, she had given up on her dream of becoming a full-time singer after failing to secure a recording deal.

If she goes on to win The Voice, the top prize is a deal with the US record company Universal.

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