She was mentored by Sharon Osbourne on X-Factor UK and recently played Dorothy in a production of The Wizard of Oz.
But now Holly Tandy has a bigger challenge on her hands: Winning the UK ticket to sing at Eurovision in Tel Aviv in May.
And speaking to wiwiblogger William, the star reveals she’s raring to go:
“I knew this was something I wanted to do,” Tandy gushes in the interview, “I’m excited.”
Holly Tandy at Eurovision: You Decide
Holly has been on Eurofan radars for a while. And keeping quiet amid much speculation has been tough.
“I saw the story on wiwibloggs and I really wanted to be like, ‘The rumours are trumours!” She tells William.
And although she has a confident front in the interview, and as a performer, Holly Tandy wasn’t always a force of nature.
“I never had confidence in school. I thought I wouldn’t make big statements, but now I know the artist I want to be, I go yeah I will wear that!”
In the interview she rocks a fedora, throwing off strong Nashville vibes, and the country sound is strong in her version of “Bigger Than Us” too.
“The song originally was just guitar. I thought this could really work with country elements and the country market is huge. Artists like Carrie Underwood and early Taylor Swift inspire me, and I thought a country flavour, it could really work.”
And we’ll find out just how well it’ll werk on stage soon, as Eurovision: You Decide takes place in a few weeks time on February 8 in Manchester.
Unsurprisingly Holly’s tight lipped about how her stage show will look on the night. All she would tell wiwiblogger William was that we’ll have to, “wait and see”.
What do you think of Holly’s version of “Bigger Than Us”? Do you want her to win Eurovision: You Decide? Let us know in the comments below!