Eliza "battles" her way through to next round of talent show
ONE of Eden's teenaged singing sensations competing on The Voice television show won her musical "battle" to be promoted to the next stage of the competition.
Eliza Gutteridge, aged 17, of Long Marton, was seen performing on the ITV show on Saturday evening.
The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School student previously made her way through the blind auditions of the show to join the team of music legend Sir Tom Jones.
Viewers at the weekend saw Eliza emerge triumphant from a "battle" with fellow Cumbrian hopeful Courtney O'Neil, of Carlisle.
Both girls belted out Rachel Platten's Fight Song in a bid to make their way through to the knock-out stage of competition ahead of the live television shows.
Tom told the girls: "You both have different styles of singing but I look further than just the battle. The person that can perform a lot of different kinds of songs that I'm looking at putting forward would be Eliza."
Following the show, Eliza said: "I Ioved singing with Courtney, who has an amazing voice. We grew so close and I'm sure we will remain friends. It's great that we live near each other."
Sir Tom will be enlisting the services of former coach and Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue to mentor his team in preparation for the knock-out stage.
Eliza's good friend, Anna Willison-Holt, of Great Strickland, is also set to take on her battle stage of the competition in scenes to be aired on Saturday. She was picked for American producer Will.i.am's team in the blind auditions.