A YOUNG singing star from Hampshire hopes for musical success after staring in TV hit talent show.

Teenager Isla Croll stunned judges on ITV's The Voice Kids UK and has secured a place in the next round.

The 15-year-old jazz singer performed 'Summertime' from opera Porgy and Bess on the prime time Saturday night show where talented young singers show off in front of pop star judges will.i.am, Pixie Lott, Paloma Faith and McFly's Danny Jones.

The Brookfield Community School student has landed a place on the team and will be coached by judge Paloma Faith.

Isla, from Locks Heath, said: “It was honestly amazing and one of the best experiences of my life. It was incredible.

“I’m currently writing and recording my own music and in the future I would like to release and perform songs.”

The young singer was scouted through Instagram and appeared on the show with support from her parents, Robert and Queen, and her brother Joshua.

Her voice blends jazz with R&B. Isla started singing lessons at age 9, has been performing since age 12 and is now part of the Hampshire County Youth Jazz ensemble.

Isla was 14 at the audition and now joins Team Paloma, although nothing has been officially released about how the live shows will go ahead as the coronavirus pandemic has halted production.

Isla added: “I don’t think a lot of people my age sing jazz music and that is one of my unique points.

“What I do when I’m performing is just sharing my love for music with the audience and make them have a good time as well as myself.

“I decided to enter because it would be a good opportunity and experience, it has taught me so much and I’m so glad I decided to do it.

“Audience interaction is everything - performing on a stage and how to get the audience going, showing emotions through songs and choreography.”