WATCH: Cork singer with 'something special' wows the judges on The Voice

WATCH: Cork singer with 'something special' wows the judges on The Voice
Elly O'Keeffe

A singer from Cork can look forward to being mentored by musical legend Tom Jones after impressing the judges and the audience with her performance on the new series of The Voice UK.

31-year-old Elly O'Keeffe, who is from Knocknagree in north west Cork, had three of the four judges on the show vying to be her coach after performing a cover of River by Leon Bridges.

Olly Murs and Meghan Trainor joined Tom Jones in turning around for Elly but it was the Welsh crooner she eventually chose as her coach.

"We all think that you've something special and we love what you do and you're coming through loud and clear,” Tom Jones told her.

"If you came with me I would do the best that I can for you."

Elly is now living in London but was involved in the Cork and Irish music scene from a very young age, singing in venues with her family band.

The singer-songwriter released her debut album in 2014 and her vocal talent has earned her comparisons with Eva Cassidy and Janis Joplin.

Tom Jones suggested the show should be renamed The Voice Ireland after Galway man Brian Corbett also impressed the judges.

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