A SCHOOLGIRL is hoping her vocals will impress when she appears on the hit ITV reality show The Voice.

Holly Scally, 16, from Newton Mearns, will be aiming to turn one of the chairs belonging to celebrity judges Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones, Meghan Trainor, and Will-i.am as she bids to make her mark on the popular competition.

The moment is one she has been waiting for almost a year after first auditioning for the show last March when she impressed with her rendition of Andra Day’s Rise Up.

Now her family, including twin brother Shea who is a professional footballer with St Mirren, are gearing up for her big appearance which is expected to air tonight.

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Holly’s proud mum Gillian, 52, said: “We are ecstatic for her. She has gone from singing behind a door to singing on a live show.

“It has been incredible, we are really proud of her.”

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Her appearance on The Voice will perhaps come as no surprise to her musical family who has successfully carved careers as singers in their own right.

Both her parents including dad Gerry, 56, were in tribute bands while mum Gillian impersonated Cher on the TV show Stars in their Eyes in 1997.

Gillian said: “She sang at an early age but she had no confidence. Then the school volunteered her for a few shows only last year which she won and that gave her a wee bit of confidence.

“She would love to do more singing now she has had a taste of it.”

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Holly has juggled her studies for the last year with filming commitments for the show.

The St Ninians High School pupil has also performed at an event for the late Celtic player Tommy Burns where she sang alongside former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus.

Holly said: “It is so surreal. It is just amazing.

“I just love that you can be a different person when you sing. You can express yourself through singing.”

Glasgow Times:

Holly, who counts her influences as Amy Winehouse and Adele, added: “Everyone is excited about my appearance on the show, I don’t think they can believe it.”

The Voice first aired in the UK on the BBC in 2012 before moving to ITV.

Previous winners included Scottish firefighter Stevie McCrorie. 

Catch The Voice on ITV tonight at 8.30 pm.