Two singing sisters got the chance of a lifetime when they performed together on television’s The Voice.
Natalie Wood, 26, and her sister Leanne Wood, 28, from Littletown, faced judges Will.I.Am, Kylie, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson on last Saturday’s show, when they performed My Man Music by Stooshe.
Although the girls didn’t get through, they are celebrating making it onto the show as they had to get through nine rounds of auditions to get onto the live show.
And their dad, a massive Tom Jones fan, was thrilled when the girls asked Sir Tom to come backstage to meet him – and he did!
Leanne, who is a part time Lady Gaga tribute, said: “Back in May I asked Natalie if she would apply with me. She was a bit dubious but I told her she was my missing jigsaw piece and I needed her as part of the puzzle. She’s like my right arm!
“We got from 40,000 auditionees to the final 73 people so even though we didn’t get through, it feels like a big achievement for us and we don’t see it as a knock back.”
The girls said had they got through, they initially thought they would have chosen Will.i.am as their judge – but after meeting them, they’d have chosen Kylie.
Natalie, who performs gigs in her spare time, said: “Kylie said we reminded her of her and her sister Dannii. All the judges said we were really good singers.
“The experience has brought us closer together. We had to go to London together every other week so there was three months of to-ing and fro-ing. We just loved every second. When we didn’t get through we were more gutted about not being able to carry on the the journey together any more.”
Leanne said: “It’s made us more determined and passionate about carrying on. We’ve learnt from it and we’re going to go back fighting next year and show them what we are made of.”
Their dad Ray was thrilled when the girls brought Sir Tom backstage.
Leanne said: “I thought I’d be cheeky and ask him to meet my dad. He’s a big fan so it was really special for my dad to meet him. He was lovely.
“We’d definitely do it all over again.
“It’s amazing for two little girls from Liversedge to get to sing on stage on the BBC!”