Leeds twins shine on stage in The Voice

Tila and Tavelah on The Voice
Tila and Tavelah on The Voice
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Singing sensations Tila and Tavelah Robinson from Leeds performed in front of millions of people at the weekend to make it through to the second round of The Voice.

The twins from Chapeltown hit our television screens on Saturday as they stepped on to the stage in a bid to win over the judges on the popular BBC One show.

The 18-year-olds impressed judge and Leeds’ own Ricky Wilson with their rendition of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, which is originally by the Black Eyed Peas.

The pair are now on Ricky’s team and will now work with him to try and get through the next stages of the competition, which involves a sing-off with another contestant in front of the judges and studio audience.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Tavelah said: “Normally we would sing R ’n’ B and jazz and Motown but we thought we wanted to do something more modern.”

Sister Tila said: “Stepping on stage was really quite surreal.

“Everything is silent and you are just there with a microphone.

“You’re overwhelmed with emotions, excitement and fear.”

Yorkshire-born Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky went to Leeds Boys Grammar School.

Tavelah added: “We were so buzzing when Ricky turned around.”

Tila added: “We have a Yorkshire bond!”

“We were really happy because we didn’t think that anyone would.

“The Voice is really unique and we’ve always loved watching the show.

“They are interested in the voice and not the gimmick that we could be marketed as twins.”

The pair are both studying psychology at the University of Birmingham.

Tila and Tavelah also have four brothers and a sister.

To keep up with how the girls get on in The Voice, you can tune in on Saturday at 7.10pm on BBC One.

Alternatively, you can visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nnfdd to find out more, or catch up on the show.