It’s all about Eva as Skerries schoolgirl wins Voice UK battle

by Sylvia Pownall

Skerries singer Eva Campbell has revealed that even her own parents are not allowed on The Voice UK set so her performance can remain top secret.

The talented teen, who made it through the battles round last weekend, says mum Andrea and dad Jason must drop her at the door of the London studios.

Skerries Community College student Eva (17) told Dublin Gazette: “Mum and dad have been brilliant; it’s been a real rollercoaster ride. It’s so surreal for them.

“When I went into it at first I don’t think they knew what I was getting into, or the hugeness of this competition.

“They are not allowed on set because it’s all top secret, so because I am under 18 I need an adult chaperone with me.

“The whole thing has been unreal.”

Eva, whose haunting blind audition performance of Massive Attack’s Teardrop went viral, came out tops in Saturday’s battle after going head to head with fellow Team Olly member Callum Butterworth.

She said: “I never thought I’d get to this stage of the show. The whole town of Skerries is behind me.

“I actually feel sorry for my mum and nanny because they can’t even go to the shop without being stopped by loads of people.”

Eva got the performing bug when she took to the stage with her guitar for Skerries Got Talent at the age of ten and won the entire competition.

She said: “I’ve always loved being up there performing and now I feel I’ve found my own style and unique tone.

“I’ve been writing for a while so the plan is to produce my own music one day.”

The Voice UK continues on Virgin Media One on Saturday at 9pm.

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