Bradford College talent auditions for The Voice

Bradford College student Nandu Sathiapol auditioning for The Voice.

Students at Bradford College have auditioned to star in hit TV talent show, The Voice.

Production staff from the popular ITV singing contest visited Bradford College on Thursday to check out the musical talent on campus.

In a first for the College, auditions were held in its Lister Building, where its arts and creative industries courses, including Music and Performing Arts, are delivered.

Talent scouts for the series that will air in 2020 are currently touring the UK and listening to hundreds of hopefuls before inviting their favourites to the next round of auditions, which will be held in Manchester later this year.

Budding singing and rap stars from the College took their turn to perform, on camera, and are set to learn within the next couple of weeks whether they have made it a step closer to the televised blind auditions in which contestants sing to a panel of famous judges who initially have their backs turned.

Among those hoping she did enough to perform for the celebrity judges, which this year have been Olly Murs, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Sir Tom Jones, was Nandu Sathiapol who sang Hello, by Adele.

“I think it is great that College managed to get the Voice to come along and hear the talent that we have,” said the Level 2 Performing Arts student.

“Auditioning in itself is a great experience. I was more excited than nervous. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to see if we have got what it takes. I would be amazing to get through.”

Also aiming to get on stage and see if they can get the chart stars to turn their chairs and perhaps ultimately win a record deal were Mohammed Saeed and Courtney Shaw with Mohammed rapping ‘When I’m Gone’ by Eminem and Courtney taking on the Billie Eilish song ‘I don’t want to be you anymore’.

Performing Arts tutor Lisa Edwards said: “It was very exciting to have the team from The Voice in College and we are proud of all the students who took the opportunity to audition.

“We have many incredibly talented students and we are committed to giving them every opportunity that we can to shine and gain valuable industry experience.”

Bradford College offers music and performance courses from Level 2 and 3 up to degree level.