'The Voice': Ex-Musical Star Teresa Vasiliou Eyes Comeback

Ex-Musical Star Eyes Comeback On 'The Voice'

A former musical star picks up her microphone for the first time in more than three decades in a bid for a second chance at fame in Saturday's episode of 'The Voice'.

Teresa Vasiliou, 61, from London, already has experience winning over celebrity fans after an endorsement from four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn helped kickstart her career in the first place.

Teresa Vasiliou

She said: "In 1973 I was doing a show, playing the lead role in Rock Carmen, and Katharine Hepburn came in to see me and said to me I reminded her very much of Judy Garland and she said she was going to go back to America and put me forward for the part of Gigi and I started touring with the show all over America. It was a total whirlwind, a fantastic time."

Teresa said her career ended shortly after when doctors found a tumour in her throat and told her she would never sing again.

She said her performance of the Cher hit 'I Found Someone' on the BBC singing show was an attempt to "try and re-establish the kind of person I once was".

Another of the contestants in tonight's show who has already had a brush with fame is 50-year-old Angie Brown, from London, who sang lead vocals on Bizarre Inc's 1992 dance hit 'I'm Gonna Get You'.

Angie Brown

She said she did not want to be remembered as a "one-hit wonder" but then performed it again at her audition - reminding Kylie Minogue of her clubbing days.

The singer told her: "It was a little while ago and I was in the clubs dancing to it weekend after weekend after weekend. It was amazing and what a pleasure to hear you sing it live."


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