Leanne Mitchell

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Leanne Sian Mitchell
Born (1983-12-14) 14 December 1983 (age 30)
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer–songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, organ
Years active 2012–2014
Labels Republic (2012–2014),
Associated acts Tom Jones

Leanne Sian Mitchell (born 14 December 1983) is an English pop singer–songwriter, known for winning the first series of The Voice UK[1] on 2 June 2012. Mitchell released her debut solo single "Run to You" on 3 June 2012.

Her debut self-titled album was released in May 2013. She was dropped from her label in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, she married activity instructor Rob Hurren, whom she had met 10 years earlier at Potters Leisure Resort. The couple live in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aged 15 she started performing at the five star Potters Leisure Resort near Hopton-on-Sea, taking to the stage at its annual shows ever since.[2] Mitchell writes music, sings, and plays piano and the organ. Prior to competing in The Voice UK, she worked as part of Potters Theatre Company, entertaining leisure resort guests. Leanne went on to be a regular lead in many Potters Theatre Company productions and was lead vocalist for the Theatre Company before leaving due to her success on 'The Voice'[3]

2012: The Voice UK[edit]

Leanne auditioned for The Voice UK and won. She released a cover of Run to You by Whitney Houston as her debut single.

Leanne competed as part of Team Tom Jones on The Voice UK, singing the hit "Mama Told Me Not to Come" alongside him in the final.

Performances[edit]

Performed Song Original Artist Result
Blind Audition "If I Were a Boy" Beyoncé Joined Team Tom
Battle Rounds "The Edge of Glory" (against Barbara Bryceland) Lady Gaga Winner
Week 1 "Who Knew" Pink Safe
Week 2 "Higher Ground" (as part of Team Tom)[a] Stevie Wonder N/A
Week 3 "I Put a Spell on You" Screamin' Jay Hawkins Bottom three / Saved by Tom Jones
Week 4 "Shake It Out" (as part of Team Tom)[b] Florence and the Machine N/A
Semi-final "Run to You" Whitney Houston Safe
Final "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" James Brown Winner
"Mama Told Me Not to Come" (with Tom Jones) Eric Burdon
"Run to You" Whitney Houston
  1. ^ Mitchell performed "Higher Ground" as part of Team Tom (alongside Ruth Brown, Matt & Sueleen and Adam Issac) during the results of the second live show, though it remained a non-competition performance; with Team Tom not participating that week.
  2. ^ Mitchell performed "Shake It Out" as part of Team Tom (alongside Ruth Brown) during the results of the fourth live show, though it remained a non-competition performance; with Team Tom not participating that week.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Leanne Mitchell 134

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
2012 "Run to You" 45 Non-album single
2013 "If I Knew Then" Leanne Mitchell
"Pride"
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2012 "Run to You"[5] The Voice UK,
The Final 8 – The Album
"I Put a Spell on You"[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leanne Mitchell is winner of The Voice". BBC News. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Singer Leanne Mitchell faces final stage fight in BBC One show The Voice". East Anglian Daily Times. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Potters Theatre Company". Potters Leisure Resort. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Leanne. "Leanne Mitchel Preorder on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "The Voice UK, The Final 8 – The Album – Digital Download". Amazon UK. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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