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Belinda Evans
Belinda Evans

Interview: Belinda Evans

The singer from Ash, near Martock, was knocked out of the BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? in August 2006. Listen to an interview with her and find out what she's been up to since then.

Belinda spoke to Richard Lewis on BBC Somerset Sound on Friday 8 December, 2006. To listen to the interview click on this audio link:

audio Interview: Belinda Evans (8 December 2006) >
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"I'm currently starring in Phantom of the Opera in London's West End," said Belinda.

Belinda Evans in A Problem Like Maria
Belinda in A Problem Like Maria

"It's one of the hardest things I've ever done - a real challenge. But I love it - I'm having so much fun.

"I do still love doing concerts back home in Somerset, though."

Belinda spoke to BBC Somerset Sound's Adam Thomas on Monday 21 August, 2006 just after she was knocked out of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

To listen to the interview, click on this audio link:

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The brainchild of composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the BBC talent show saw Graham Norton searching for a new Maria Von Trapp for a West End production of The Sound of Music.

Graham Norton
Graham Norton hosted the show

Connie Fisher from Pembrokeshire was the eventual winner of the competition.

"I'm alright," Belinda told Adam after her time on the show came to an end.

"But I'm very tired and disappointed that I'm not with the rest of the girls, as we were starting to forge some real friendships."

"I'm hopefully now going to go on to bigger and better things, I feel. But I'm a very lucky girl, and it was a wonderful experience."

You can listen back to interviews with Belinda talking about her time in the show by clicking on the audio links on the right of this page.

last updated: 08/12/06
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i love belinda she is so amazing as a singing professionally and as a teacher. i wish her all the luck in the world with everything she does!

I think in hindsight Belinda should've been in the final. Abi and Belinda, definatly. You both have amazing careers ahead of you because you are bboth so fantastically talented

connie 2 win!!!

You were the best there you sould have got to the next round. Sorry to see you go.

I am so sorry Belinda left. She was one of the best singers ever!

leanne 2 win!!

u were good i thought u should have got the under study or maria

no1 fan
bring belinda back!

I think Meliz should have been kicked out because Belinda sang that song better. Anyway Meliz got kicked out this week.

she should of stayed i aint very happy lol bye the way abbie to win xxxx

Donna Tony Austyn Jarrod & Jack Parkhurst
We think you are wonderful,We are friends of your Mum and are always asking about you. You are the best. We are in no doubt that this will lead to even more success. Ash is very proud of you.

im sad to see you go as you have a brill voice and a bubbly personallity! lol xXx

Linda Indge (from Shreen Harmony)
I was so sorry that you were voted off on Saturday. You sang beautifully and didn't deserve to leave. I do hope that this experience will lead to more success for you.

No justice at all with Bee getting kicked off – she definitely had the best. Wrong decision. Bring Bee Back!

sorry 2 see u leave belinda! best of luck to u anyway!

Belinda going out in the second week was a travesty and a questionable decision by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She had so much more to give, had she stayed in the competition.

you are the best singer i thought you were staying in but your not bye

Bromley Groupies!
As always you brought tears to my eyes-so proud of you.. Chin up-definately better things are coming your way,and dont forget we want tickets next time!!XXXX

I have worked in entertainment for many years and I think it was inevitable and just that Belinda should be out... she showed little respect for the comments of a man who has invested millions in the West End - she said "Whatever". No one likes a cheeky prima donna no matter how good a voice they have!

Janet Bailey
Hi Belinda I would like to say I am gutted that you are out,I have been in the South Petherton choir when you were the soloist and I know how lovely you are, I hope this will launch your careea for you, I wish you all the very best and hope to see your name in lights oneday. Lots of love from Janetx x x

you are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! lol and you sing brilliantly too,you really didn't deserve to go!!!! i thought you were amazing !!

Belinda you were fantastic-you have the best voice and you didn't deserve to be voted out. I'm sure you'll go on to bigger and better things now tho!

you had the best voice by far, leanne should of gone instead of you!

Steph Dodge
Thought you were the best Belinda! Can't believe how unlucky you were on Saturday and think the viewers must be bonkers not to vote more! Thought at least 3 singers were flat and that you gave the best performance of the night again. We are very very proud of you and looking forward to seeing you soon. All our love Steph, Tim, Lottie and Georgie XXXXX XXX X

Jon ferriday
You did this county proud!! never stop tyring.

Laura (Jae's Gal)
B.. You were fabulous. The sound of Music touched the hearts of thousands world wide and you certainly touched ours. You hold your head high girl. xxx

Jae + Laura
Hi Babe, Ash Posse here!!!!! Blowing us away but always knew you would one day with that beautiful voice of yours. We've got t-shirts made and wearing them all the time to give you some promotion but we smell a bit now!! Keep going all the way we will do what we can all our love and luck, The Gang!!!

Laura simnett
I think you are an exelent singer and i think you are going to win. All my family are on your side

you are the best, go girl!

Heard the interview with Peter Karrie-as he says Belinda,show your confidence-you can do this,no worries!!!

Angie Hudson
Just be yourself, don't try and be something you are not. Relax a bit more, throw yourself into Saturday. All the best

Good luck - and remember to show your versatility!

Good girl, Belinda! Follow your dreams!!!! u should get what u want so get what u want !!!!!!!!!!! lol hannah&hannah xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

val fellows
best in the west

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