The Voice disappointment was Britain’s Got Talent’s gain for Harpenden singer Alice

PUBLISHED: 15:07 27 April 2013

Alice Fredenham of Harpenden on BBC's The Voice. (C) BBC/Wall to Wall

Alice Fredenham of Harpenden on BBC's The Voice. (C) BBC/Wall to Wall

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DETERMINED singer Alice Fredenham has graced national television for the second time in a week, appearing on BBC show The Voice days after winning praise on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

And although her good looks wowed judge Danny O’Donoghue, the 28 year old’s voice did not impress him or the other judges during the blind audition which is the format of the show.

A confident Alice, wearing vintage-style clothes, belted out The Lady is a Tramp while family and supporters of the beauty therapist waited anxiously backstage at The Voice, shown on Saturday.

It was the first time Alice had sung in front of a large audience.

Her audition and subsequent rejection, filmed in December, was a far cry from her tearful appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, filmed two months later and shown two weekends ago, where she had to visibly fight nerves.

On the latter show, Simon Cowell told the qualified trainee journalist, who has had work experience at the Herts Advertiser, that her voice was like liquid gold and she could sing the phone book.

Simon said he loved the fact that Alice did not realise how good her voice was. She was immediately voted through to the next round of that show.

But on The Voice, Alice was left gazing at the back of four seats as Danny, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Jessie J appeared unmoved by her singing.

Will.i.am said he did not turn his chair around as he felt that Alice had not decided “what instrument” in a jazz ensemble she was.

He asked: “Are you a trumpet, are you a flute? What instrument are you amongst the band? But I applaud you for bringing jazz and picking that song.”

Jesse said Alice’s voice reminded her of listening to singers in a jazz bar or restaurant.

But Danny, frontman of The Script, appeared smitten with Alice, telling her she was “absolutely gorgeous”.

As she left the stage Danny said to his fellow judges that Alice was “so smoking hot”.

Jesse promptly told him: “Go get her, quick, she is not in the show, go and get her number Danny.”

Ironically a voice-over at the start of the programme asks who will be chosen and “who will slip through the cracks? There are no second chances.”

But ironically Alice has been given a second chance on Britain’s Got Talent.

Praise has poured into this paper for her audition on that show, with St Albans district council congratulating her on her “stunning performance”.

The council has asked the star-in-the-making to sing for her new local fans at a city centre performance, as the local authority is arranging a wide variety of events this summer.

Alice has thanked locals for their support.

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