A TEEN from Wallisdown sung her heart out on national TV as she appeared on the BBC's talent show The Voice.

Rachel Ann Stroud, 16, starred in Saturday night's episode of the hit TV programme, which features Boy George, Paloma Faith, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson in the spinning coaches' chairs.

Speaking about her daughter's appearance on primetime TV, mum, Sue, said: "She's amazing. There haven't been any negative comments online. It's been fantastic and a bit overwhelming."

Talking about her involvement in the show, her daughter, Rachel Ann said: "I love it. It's been the best thing that I have ever done. All the coaches were really lovely, but I think was more shocked by the response from the public."

Rachel Ann chose to perform her own rendition of La Roux's In For the Kill for the programme's Blind Auditions stage, which saw Ricky Wilson turn his chair within the first few seconds. This was then followed by will.i.am who registered an interest at the end of the song.

Ricky said during the programme: "I just hope that you appreciate how good you are. I wish I had the words to express what you just did and what people at home just saw. I didn't think that there was that much more to hear in life and you just provided it. It was brilliant."

She then chose to become part of Ricky Wilson's team and will go on to the Battles round against the other participants in the series.

Rachel Ann told Daily Echo that at the moment she is enjoying 'changing up' rock songs but now is at the mercy of coach, Ricky Wilson, as to what the next song is that she will perform on the show.

Last year Rachel Ann spoke to Daily Echo after she won the TeenStar competition, beating 9,000 other hopefuls to the top spot where she received a recording and development deal including a £5,000 advance to work on her own music.

When asked what her plans were after TeenStar, she said: "I'm planning to audition for The Voice. Otherwise, I want to get more contacts, do some more gigs and keep pushing my voice further.

"I'm also considering writing my own songs in the future, as it would be nice to perform some of my own work as well."