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Jess Folley opens up to Lorraine about winning The Voice Kids

The 13-year-old scooped the prize

Talented 13-year-old Jess Folley has won The Voice Kids.

And the teen has told Lorraine Kelly that she doesn't know what she wants to do with her £30,000 prize money yet.

Although it is in place to help her forge a music career, she told the presenter that she wasn't sure what she would do with it just yet.

Jess Folley stunned audiences with her rendition of Beyonce's Love on Top (Credit: ITV)

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The singer was voted the winner of the first ever The Voice UK Kids show, after a storming performance of Beyonce's Love On Top, and says she is now expecting to go into the studio, hone her vocals skills and get a musical education over the next few years in the hopes she can become a professional singer.

She told Lorraine that all she wants to do in life is to sing and to write songs.

Jess told Lorraine Kelly that all she wants to do is sing and write songs (Credit: ITV)

I’m so proud of these guys, they’re my best friends.

Lorraine, clearly impressed by the young singer, said to her that she expected to have her back on the couch to interview her as a singer one day which left Jess smiling from ear to ear.

When Jess was named winner by Emma Willis on Sunday night, she burst into tears and gallantly paid tribute to her fellow contestants, gushing: “I’m so proud of these guys, they’re my best friends.”

But while she might have been named winner, The Voice producers surprised the other hopefuls by telling them they were going to be going to Disneyland Paris with her.

Jess Folley burst into tears when she was announced as the winner of the Voice Kids (Credit: ITV)

Originally, it was understood that only the winner would land the exciting prize and get to have an amazing tour of the amusement park and take part in the procession.

But at the eleventh hour it was decided that all the kids in the final would get the chance to experience the excitement of Disneyland.

Prior to the show Jess had been performing across her home county (Credit: ITV)

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Before she was a star of the Voice, Jess had built up a massive following having “regularly” performed across her home county during the last few years before applying for The Voice Kids last September.

For her Blind audition she sang a rendition of Jess Glynne’s Ain’t Got Far To Go, sang Little Mix’s Little Me during the battle rounds and then sang Tears by Clean Bandit ft Louisa Johnson in the semi-finals.