Singing sensation Ellie Butler has proven she has the best vocals in the county by winning The Voice of Lincolnshire.
Based on the hit BBC television show The Voice, the competition saw contestants give a blind audition before, if chosen by a judge, facing off in a head to head battle round before progressing to the finals.
Those finals were held last Wednesday in Scunthorpe, and the judges had eyes, and ears for only one contestant.
Ellie, 32, who was born and bred in Louth and attended Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College, won £350 cash, a photo-shoot with a professional photographer and, most importantly, plenty of exposure to music agencies.
And this was the first time Ellie has gone solo for nearly a decade.
She said: “I have been singing for 10 years, I started when I was 21 but have been in bands since I was 22, so this was me up there on my own.”
Despite her solo success, Ellie is still very much part of Louth based bank The Limit and Scunthorpe soul group Big Betty Band.
And while Ellie may have shown no fear on stage, boyfriend Matthew Sear, watching in the audience, said it was “very nerve wracking” to watch.