- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 10:30AM
A Kiwi singer left audiences stunned after she performed on The Voice UK.
Twenty-four-year-old, Eden Kavanagh took to the stage for her blind audition and received a standing ovation for her rendition of They Just Keep Moving the Line from the TV series Smash.
Although the crowd loved her performance, she, unfortunately, didn’t make it through, causing outrage from fans who thought the judges, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson should have turned their chairs around for her.
One said: "Oh man Eden really deserved a turn ...! That's such a shame. The jazz genre never seems to do well on this show. Real pity ... I hope she doesn't give up!! #TheVoiceUK."
Another added: "Can't believe they didn't turn for Eden #Thevoiceuk."
But no one was more upset that Eden's mum Juliearna who flew all the way from New Zealand to support her daughter and was seen onscreen saying: "Are they deaf? That's nuts!"
However, the Kiwi songstress herself says she "couldn’t be happier" with the experiencing, saying that all the positive feedback she has received from her new fans has been "absolutely insane".
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"I didn't expect it at all. You never know how they'll portray you on one of those shows but they actually made a really nice segment. It was quite lovely how they got me across to the public. I couldn't be happier, to be honest.
"It was cool, everyone was so nice - even the other contestants; we all got along so well. It was good fun."
For Eden, who's been singing since she was just a child, "it's all kind of just been building up to this".
Eden had travelled to the UK to visit her family after completing her Bachelor of Performing Arts at Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington and was persuaded by them to audition.
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Now back in New Zealand, Eden is ready to kick off 2019 but doesn't have any major plans - yet.
"I'm just seeing where this road takes me and what doors open - if any."