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The Voice contestant Oli Ross from Maidstone could be given lifeline and return to show

A Maidstone singer who has been voted off The Voice is still in with a chance of hitting the studio stage once again.

Olivia Rossiter-Langworthy, whose stage name is Oli Ross, made it to the knockout rounds of the popular televised singing competition, performing a cover of Hurt by Christina Aguilera.

Olivia performing Hurt in the knockouts. Picture: ITV
Olivia performing Hurt in the knockouts. Picture: ITV

The 22-year-old blew away the judges with her blind audition and then with her battle against Dean John-Wilson, but coach Meghan Trainor made a tough decision last weekend, and Olivia was asked to go home.

Following the knockouts, there are now eight contestants due to compete in the live semi-finals - which will take place later in the year due to the coronavirus.

However, the public were also asked to vote for their favourite contestant let go by the judges, to be given a lifeline and become the ninth person in with the chance of winning £100,000 and a record deal.

Olivia is hoping to find out the decision soon.

The singer, who grew up in Bearsted and went to Valley Park School, said: "If I get the lifeline, it would be amazing. But I would also be so happy for any of the others to get it instead.

Olivia grew up in Bearsted near Maidstone
Olivia grew up in Bearsted near Maidstone

"I think Doug Sure might be chosen. His voice just melts like butter and he's got the loveliest soul - he's a top bloke."

Mixing with like-minded people, Olivia has become close friends with many of her fellow contestants, and now messages Brooke Scullion almost every day.

But even if Olivia doesn't get the lifeline, she says she has still had an amazing experience.

"I think there were only around 97 people chosen for the blind auditions out of about 18,000 - which is just madness.

"My plan has always been to be a singer or performer but I never thought I would get this far on the Voice", she said.

Olivia with fellow contestant Dean John-Wilson
Olivia with fellow contestant Dean John-Wilson

And although the showbiz world has virtually disappeared for the time being amid the coronavirus outbreak, Olivia still feels her time on the show will set her in good steed for the career.

She added: "I'm just trying to stay positive - even though it's come at the worst time, that's the same for everyone.

"Being on the show will hopefully give me a lot more opportunities after everything goes back to normal and I've now got three really high-quality live performances to show managers."

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