A Morley singing stalwart impressed judges on popular TV talent show The Voice.
Pamela Conway (nee Goodman) impressed in the ‘blind auditions’ section of the show, which aired BBC One last Saturday.
As duo Whett n Wilde, Pamela and singing partner Rory Wilde performed a rendition of Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes.
Pamela, 68, who now lives in Whitby, said: “I was on New Faces in 1976 and I was second, but this has been absolutely amazing.”
The judges face away from the performers before spinning around in their chairs if they want to represent an act and take them further in the show. But he pair did not get picked by any of the stars, but did earn kind words.
Boy George said: “You were very entertaining and I had no idea what I was going to see when I turned around but I could tell that there was experience. You’ve obviously done this a lot, you know how to connect with people.”
Pamela’s mum Joyce Goodman, 90, who still lives in Morley, was at the studio to cheer her daughter.
Joyce said: “I’ve watched her a lot because she’s worked all over the place and with all the stars. She worked with Frankie Vaughan on a summer season a long time ago.”
On the show, she joked that the duo’s performance was “very good but not long enough.”
Pamela and Rory, 74, are not a couple but met 25 years ago in Spain and they describe each other as soulmates.
They currently perform in hotels all around the country but are based in Whitby and live five minutes apart from one another.
Rory describes himself as one of the pioneers of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has jammed with the greats, including The Beatles.
Pamela, who went to Victoria Primary School in Morley, later performed at Batley Variety Club.