Rhyl singer pursuing music career after Voice UK appearance

Published date: 30 January 2014 |
Published by: Dean Jones
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Andy Otle 

A BUDDING singer is planning for the future after appearing on BBC talent show The Voice UK.

Rhyl resident Andy Otley, 20, appeared on the show, where contestants attempt to turn the heads of music experts such as Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Will.I.Am through their singing alone in-front of an audience of over eight million people.

Despite giving a fantastic performance on the show, which was broadcast on Saturday, January 25, he narrowly missed out on progressing to the final stages of the competition.

Andy recently worked at LL Estates in Rhuddlan but gave up his position to pursue a career in music on a full-time basis.

Reflecting on his time on the show, Andy said: “It was a truly amazing experience and I really wasn’t expecting to get through to the final stage.

“It was good exposure for me and I hope to learn a lot from it.”

Otley is a nephew of legendary comedian Ken Dodd and was unable to watch his performance on Saturday night as he was performing on his uncle’s show.

He said: “I had to watch it when I got home as I was performing at The Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock, but I was overwhelmed with the reaction on social media following my appearance and I would like to thank everybody for their kind words.”

Following the recent heightened exposure, Andy is planning more shows in the north Wales region, and refused to rule out a return to the show sometime in the near future.

He said: “I currently do a lot of gigs around the area and there has been quite a bit of interest following the appearance on Saturday night.

“I would absolutely consider going back once I have honed my skills so the judges would have no alternative but to send me through to the final stages.


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