UK (University of West London) UWL’s ‘Singing Nurse’ makes final of ‘The Voice’
Since first wowing judges in blind auditions earlier this summer, Anthonia has made the most of expert support, performing with legendary singer and her coach, Sir Tom Jones, and singing her way all the way to the final round of the competition.
The University of West London (UWL) Nursing graduate will now complete her last performance in the final four of the national talent show, The Voice, which airs on Saturday 29 October at 8pm.
“It is absolutely phenomenal to be down to the last four performers; it is awesome,” she said. “Sir Tom has brought me this far, choosing me at each round, and now it is in the hands of the audience which is nerve-wracking, but I know I have a good chance.”
“In a way I feel like I have already won because of how much I have evolved during the process and the things I have learnt as a vocalist.
Sir Tom believes in me a lot and it has been incredible to work with him; it almost doesn’t feel real, and I just want to make him proud by showing him how much I have achieved.
The whole process has been absolutely crazy, but it has taught me I am a lot more capable than I give myself credit for. I just graduated as a nurse and now I am in the final of ‘The Voice,’ so it shows that everything is possible.”
As she prepares for the final performance, Anthonia returned to UWL to perform for her former lecturers in Paragon’s Simulation Centre for healthcare training – and said she has never lost sight of her passion for nursing.
She said:”I want to have nursing in my future, it is a job I absolutely love, and it keeps me in contact with people. Studying a course for a career in care pulls out the greatest parts of you, you have to be determined and committed every day, and the resources and lecturers at UWL made that such a great experience with so much support.”
“I graduated during this process and to have UWL backing me feels fantastic and I hope I make everyone proud in the final.”
Professor Anthony Woodman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Health at the UWL said: “We are so proud of our graduate, Anthonia, who is clearly very talented and we wish her every success in the final.”