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The Voice Kids UK 2018: Elm Park 13-year-old knocked out in battle rounds

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:10 20 July 2018

Charlie Dillon from Elm Park sang Don't be so Hard on Yourself in the battle rounds of The Voice Kids 2018 competition.   Picture: Rachel Joseph

Charlie Dillon from Elm Park sang Don't be so Hard on Yourself in the battle rounds of The Voice Kids 2018 competition. Picture: Rachel Joseph

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A 13-year-old from Elm Park who competed against two other young singers in the knock-out stages of The Voice Kids UK 2018 has accepted “it wasn’t meant to be”.

Charlie Dillon from Windermere Avenue impressed the judges in the blind auditions of The Voice but failed to make it to the semi-finals in last night’s episode (Thursday, July 19).

As part of Team Danny, Charlie was put into a battle group with young singers Brooke and Jennifer.

The McFly star said that he put the three of them together because they were his best entertainers and that all of three of the performers were “infectious” on stage.

Brooke, Charlie and Jennifer soon came up with a name for their team, calling themselves The Flossers, after a popular dance move known as the Floss.

Charlie Dillon from Elm Park sang Don't be so Hard on Yourself in the battle rounds of The Voice Kids 2018 competition. Picture: Rachel JosephCharlie Dillon from Elm Park sang Don't be so Hard on Yourself in the battle rounds of The Voice Kids 2018 competition. Picture: Rachel Joseph

“The girls are really nice, but they are a bit hyper so it’s a little hard to deal with them,” said Charlie with a smile when speaking about being the only boy in his group.

“I’m really confident, so I’ve got to be even more confident.”

The trio sang Don’t be so Hard on Yourself by Jess Glynne and when it came time for Danny to make his decision about who should progress to the finals, it was Brooke that he chose.

“It wasn’t meant to be,” Charlie told his fans on his Facebook page.

“I’ve had the most amazing journey and at 13-years-old I’m sure it’s only the start.

“Thanks for the support.”


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