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Bellaghy singer (21) 'dreaming' of performing live in semi-final of The Voice when show returns in autumn

Brooke Scullion, who has reached the semi-finals of The Voice, said she is "dreaming" about performing live on stage when the show returns in the autumn
Marie Louise McConville

A Co Derry camogie player who reached the semi-finals of The Voice has told how she is "dreaming" about performing on the talent show when it returns in the autumn.

Brooke Scullion, who celebrated her 21st birthday during lockdown, wowed judges on the ITV show with a series of flawless performances earlier this year.

The Bellaghy woman, who is a student at Ulster University, Magee and plays for Wolfe Tones GAC at home, was being mentored by US singer Meghan Trainor until recording was stalled due to Covid-19.

She said she is "dreaming about the semi-final and being able to finally go out on the live stage and perform".

"I have so many ideas of what I want to do - I want a big production, something that's going to be so fun to watch and exciting to perform."

She also revealed that her coach sent her a special 21st birthday message during the lockdown.

"I couldn't celebrate properly - but getting a message from Meghan made up for it. I can't wait to see her again and get back to work on the show."

The young singer, who took part in a NHS charity single fundraiser recently alongside her Voice co-stars, said she has also been using her free time to work on new music.

"It's early stages, but I'm working on something that I'm really excited about and will hopefully be able to share it with everyone soon," she said.

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