Fylde coast singing sensation Emily Adams gave a strong performance to impress the judges on hit BBC show The Voice – but it wasn’t enough to keep her in the competition.
The 18-year-old was knocked out after her fate was left up to a public vote.
Her live rendition of Pharrell Williams’ chart-topper ‘Happy’ attracted plenty of praise from the judges but coach Ricky Wilson, of Kaiser Chiefs fame, opted to send Christine Marie straight through to the next round instead.
That left her and the other member of Team Ricky, Chris Royal, to battle it out for the remaining position in next week’s show.
But after learning of the public’s decision not to keep her in the competition, Emily, from Cleveleys, remained upbeat.
Fighting back the tears, she vowed: “This isn’t the last you will see of me.”
But she can take plenty of positives from the show, with the judges unanimous in their praise for the teenager.
Kylie Minogue, who couldn’t resist a quick comment on Emily’s legs, also said: “A song like that, we still love it, but for you to take it and make it seem fresh, that was brilliant.”
Sir Tom Jones added: “It was great, the whole thing. We were all dancing – we couldn’t help it.”