TEENAGE singer-songwriter Emily Worton hopes to take her fledgling music career to the next level when she appears on BBC1 talent show The Voice.

The 18-year-old, from Thurgoland, will strut her stuff in front of judges Will.i.am, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue in the second series of the hit BBC programme.

Emily will be competing to win £100,000 and a recording contract.