Expat singer loses in semifinals of Spanish TV singing contest

But Elisha Lang, who attends school in Gibraltar, has vowed not to give up

LAST UPDATED: 21 Oct, 2015 @ 12:02

DETERMINED: Elisha has vowed to make it as a singer

EXPAT singing sensation Elisha Lang has not made it to the final of TV talent show La Voz Kids. 

Elisha, 12, sang the Power of love in last night’s semifinal, with a tearful mum and dad watching in the audience.

However, her powerful performance – which was celebrated on social media in Gibraltar and Spain – was not enough to earn her a place in the final.

Her father Scott posted a heartfelt message on Instagram in which he said he is the proudest father in the entire world.

“The whole world loves you and your voice and this is only the start,” he said.

“Tomorrow is a new day and the start of your musical career.”

Father and daughter are currently working on a promotional album at a recording studio in Tarifa, including some of the songs he performed so well on the show.

Elisha with mum Claire and dad Scott in Marina Bay
Elisha with mum Claire and dad Scott in Marina Bay, Gibraltar

In an interview with the Olive Press, Elisha explained how she was determined to make it as a singer, regardless of the La Voz Kids outcome.

“I love singing and I’ve been doing it since I was a kid, I definitely want to be a professional singer when I’m older,” said Elisha, who was born in England but moved to Spain just weeks later and has been schooled in Gibraltar.

The Westside pupil, whose family also has a home in Los Barrios, fought off an incredible 20,000 applicants to make the last 15 contestants in the show.

She caused a stir when she told judges she ‘came from Cadiz’ on the first show, following concerns that her Gibraltar link could have affect her chances.

But as her father Scott told the Olive Press: “It should be about her voice, not where she is from.”

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