Britain's Got Talent 2013: Alice Fredenham says Voice UK rejection knocked her back

 Alice Fredenham (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Britain's Got Talent 2013 hopeful Alice Fredenham has said she's been overwhelmed by her audition after it aired on telly last night.

The nervous singer closed the show of yesterday's opening episode, singing My Funny Valentine for the panel.

Simon Cowell told her: "This is what I have been waiting for. Your voice is liquid gold. You could sing the phone book.

“I want to remember the day I met Alice Fredenham because I think you’re so special.”

Alice had originally auditioned for BBC One series The Voice UK, but didn't even get to go before the panel.

“It did knock me back a bit but going on BGT has helped me to overcome that," Alice said today. "Initially I felt as though I couldn’t put myself through the rejection.

“But I know now I can turn a negative into a positive.”

The 28-year-old now says she has the confidence to go forward in the competition and her career.

She told the Daily Star Sunday: "I wasn’t sure of myself growing up. I wasn’t sure of who I really was and I wouldn’t naturally put myself in the spotlight. I can’t believe people are comparing me to Adele and Amy Winehouse.

“This is the secret dream but it’s taken me this long to admit to myself that it’s what I want to do for a career without feeling ridiculous.”

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