A jazz singer is among four performers invited to audition for The Voice after wowing a talent scout at an open mic night in Isleworth.

Irene Neal was one of about 20 acts who took to the stage at The Red Lion pub, in Linkfield Road, on May 21 in front of Edd Clay, a researcher for the hit BBC show.

She has been invited to attend the main auditions for the next series of the prime-time programme, along with singer/songwriter duo Ben Hartley and Rob Earley, and Paul Eaton, who impressed on the night with his cover of John Lennon's How Do You Sleep?

Paul Kirkby, who organises the open mic night at the pub every Wednesday, from 8pm, said: "It was a fantastic evening, with some brilliant singers, and it's wonderful that such a great opportunity has opened up for these local singers. Watch this space."

The Voice contestant Talia Smith
 

Talia Smith, who lives on the Hartlands travellers site, in Cranford, reached the 'battle' rounds in the last series of The Voice, after being picked by Tom Jones.