25 July 2020 22:57
The daughter of Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona performed on The Voice Kids this weekend. Series 4 of The Voice Kids sees Paloma Faith join the show alongside returning coaches Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones. The latest episode saw the blind auditions continue for the brand new season. One act to watch was 12-year-old Heidi, the daughter of Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona. Watch Heidi's blind audition on The Voice UK Kids below...
Heidi performed a cover of I Try by Macy Gray, getting rather emotional as she was singing. The youngster ultimately overcame her nerves and got turns from Will, Paloma and Danny, choosing to join Team Paloma. Hosted as usual by Emma Willis, this year's series of The Voice Kids is open to soloists and duos between the ages of seven and 14. The public will vote for the winner of The Voice Kids in a final later this year. The Voice UK Kids 2020 continues Saturday nights on ITV.
Heidi, who suffers badly with nerves, said she was determined to "try [her] best" in front of the judges, before stepping out on stage to perform. Standing in front of the foursome, Heidi sang Macy Gray's I Try, and her vocal range quickly caught the attention of the judges including will.i.am who swiftly pressed his buzzer and turned around. Despite her shaky performance, Heidi was a hit with both the judges and the live studio audience. will.i.am said: "You still opened up your mouth and your notes came out. Meanwhile, Danny, of McFly fame, chipped in: "What you did was so special – your voice has so much potential and I would love to get your mum involved and help us out!' And viewers at home praised Heidi, with one suggesting she was better than her mum during the Atomic Kitten glory days. Kerry Katona's, daughter has a great standout voice," one wrote. While another gushed: "Say what you want about Kerry Katona but her children are just a credit to her! A third penned: "Better than her mum," while a fourth added: "Heidi is quite sweet, and a better singer than her mum." Keep a look out for the latest news with our twice-daily Liverpool Echo newsletter Sign me up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Kerry Katona was overcome with emotion when her daughter Heidi auditioned for The Voice Kids. Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry watched proudly from the wings and her eyes filled with tears as 12-year-old Heidi took to the stage. Ahead of her audition, Heidi said her mum often talked about her days in girlband, Atomic Kitten. The mother-of-five said of Heidi: "At home, she's super confident." She added: "I just want Heidi to have a good time, for me that's a win in itself." Heidi said: "I'm feeling really nervous about my audition but I'm going to make sure I try my best." Heidi sang Jasmine Thomas' version of I Try by Macy Gray and became tearful during her audition. Warrington born Kerry, 39, stayed in the wings while Heidi's confidence grew and she delivered a heartwarming rendition. Judges Will.i.am, Danny and Paloma all turned around in a bid to mentor Heidi. Heidi turned to mum Kerry for advice on who to choose and Kerry said: "It's up to you, babe." Heidi chose to join team Paloma. Helen said: " @KerryKatona7 You must be so so proud of Heidi I was in floods of tears sooo glad she got a turn #thevoicekids." Nicola said: " @KerryKatona7 Wow.... Kelli said: "Well done Heidi....such a beautiful voice!" What an amazing voice she has. Bev added: "oh my how good was Heidi? Before Heidi's appearance on the show, Kerry shared a cute photo of herself and Heidi to her Instagram page and said: "Omg we're sooooo nervous @[email protected]" Emma Willis presents the junior version of the singing talent contest which gives children a chance to achieve stardom. The show sees four stars take on roles as coaches, with Will.i.am returning as one of the four alongside McFly's Danny Jones and fellow pop stars Pixie Lott and Paloma Faith. Children between the ages of seven and 14 display their musical talents in a bid to win a £30,000 prize to contribute to their musical education, along with a family holiday to Universal Orlando Resort. *The Voice Kids airs on ITV