MOLLY Hocking is one of the youngest contestants on The Voice 2019 and is currently the bookies’ favourite to take home the winner’s crown tonight.
Here’s her story and how she ended up on the ITV show.
Who is Molly Hocking?
Molly, 18, hails from St Ives, the picturesque seaside town in Cornwall.
She works in her mum’s shop in town and says she dreamed of becoming a singer since landing a role as Mary in her school’s nativity play at the age of five.
“I’ve been gearing up for this since I was about 10,” Molly said ahead of the show. “And I just want to make my family proud.”
In 2012, she started singing and became a finalist in the national TeenStar competition in 2014 where she lost out to X Factor star Emily Middlemas.
She also made it through to the bootcamp stages of The X Factor two years ago and had small roles in Doc Martin and Dawn French Delicious.
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How did she reach the final?
Molly performed You Take My Breath Away by Eva Cassidy in her first audition and wowed the judges with three out of four of them turning for her. Molly decided to join Team Olly and has continued to impress week after week. She beat Connie Lamb’s version of With You in the battle rounds and in the knockouts she stunned with her cover of Christina Perri’s Human. But it was her extraordinary performance of I’ll Never Love Again from A Star is Born that secured her a spot in the grand final this weekend.
Molly is currently favourite to win the ITV talent show at odds of 10/11 according to Coral Bookmakers.