SINGER Nyema Kalfon promises that “exciting things are to come” after being knocked out from ITV’s The Voice.

The 22 year-old, who spent most of her childhood in Winchester, was eliminated from the show in the Battle Rounds by flight attendant, Christina Ellinas.

Now, Nyema plans to perform as much as possible, and has already started on a new project.

She said: “I’m going to do a lot of work down in Bournemouth. I can’t say the name just yet, but with a few others I’m starting a band with similar vibes to Amy Winehouse’s music.

“The idea is to gig as much as possible – get out there and hopefully perform at a few festivals, too.

“Performing absolutely has to be my career, and being on TV has given me a platform. The exposure will come in useful, and now I’ve got that hunger to be on the stage!”

Nyema is well known for her singing in Winchester, having played many gigs at city venues, including the Railway Inn.

She first won the approval of judge in the audition rounds in early February, who spun his chair after hearing just the first few words of her song.

Tom Jones also turned during the last moments of the act, but the singer chose to join the ex-Black Eyed Peas star’s team, who will now coach competitor Christina in the following rounds.

Nyema said: “What happened was very fair. It’s difficult to compare yourself to another singer when you sing next to them in that situation, but when watching it back, Christina out-sung me and deserved to go through.

“I’ve had my turn on the screen, learnt a lot, and although it’s not the outcome I wanted, I’m very grateful for the chance I had. I can now develop myself.

“I don’t think things would have been different if I went with Tom. It would have been a completely different crazy experience, but what will be will be. It was so cool to work with”

Whilst developing her new project, Nyema will return to her job behind the bar at the Gloster pub in Farnborough, where she has recently relocated to.

Before moving from Winchester, she was a member of the city’s Theatre Arts School for around six years.