Olympic medallist auditions for The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 February 2013
Tasha Danvers

Tasha Danvers

Olympic hurdler Tasha Danvers, who won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Games, has auditioned for the latest series of 'The Voice'

Olympian Tasha Danvers has auditioned for 'The Voice'.

The hurdler - who earned a bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Games - tried out for the latest series of the BBC singing competition in a bid to become a singer after an injury prevented her from competing in the London 2012 Olympics.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "This is a big deal for Tasha and would give her a major boost to becoming a singing star. She got a bronze in the Olympics but she would love to score gold on 'The Voice'."

The 35-year-old athlete's journey to 'The Voice' has been a tough one, as Tasha - who has now retired from hurdling - admits she became so depressed after missing out on last year's London 2012 Olympics, she tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills but was saved by her boyfriend.

She said: "I just wanted to go up in a puff of smoke and disappear. I had a packet of sleeping pills. I think I took about nine and remember feeling woozy."

Tasha isn't the only famous face hoping to impress coaches Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, Tom Jones and will.i.am, as former 'Hollyoaks' actress Alice Barlow will also be seen on the second series.

Alice - whose character Rae Wilson was killed off in 2011 after falling victim to notorious killer Silas Blissett - has reportedly earned a spot in the battle rounds.

A source told website, SoapSquawk: "She's through to the battle rounds so everyone's got their fingers crossed she can go all the way.

"Alice has a fantastic voice and certainly looks like a popstar!"

Other notable names who have auditioned include former Hear'Say singer Danny Foster and Cleo Higgins of girl band Cleopatra.

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