Andrea Begley was winner of the second series of BBC’s ‘The Voice’ performed at London’s Union Chapel in 2013.
She learned to play the piano when she was eight, and later on in her early twenties learned to play the guitar. Whilst studying her Master’s Degree in law, she was performing small gigs around Belfast, and building up a following of fans.
Andrea had participated in singing competitions before, but found that her sight influenced her success. The format of ‘The Voice’ was welcomed by Andrea as this could no longer influence the judges’ decisions. The setup of the auditions stage “Put her and the judges on a level playing field.” Her rendition of Evanescence’s ‘My Immortal’, won her the majority public vote, crowning her and coach Danny O’Donoghue victorious, and landing Andrea a recording contract with Universal Music.
With a combination of incredible musicianship, a phenomenal aptitude for overcoming challenges and a flawless tone to her voice, it’s no wonder that Andrea became the UK’s favourite in the competition.