Talented twins Hannah and Naomi Moxon were so focused on their performance during BBC’s The Voice they did not notice pop star Ricky Wilson turn for them.
The pair, called Classical Reflection, of Longthorpe, Peterborough, had to watch a rerun of Saturday’s show to discover how they had made it through the first nerve-racking stage.
Hannah (19) said: “We didn’t notice that Ricky had turned until we’d finished singing.
We were singing Nella Fantasia. It’s our favourite and we’ve performed it many times and thought we wouldn’t forget the words if we got too nervous.
“But we had to watch a rerun to find out what had happened. We were surprised to find we had nearly finished before he turned. But we were delighted he did.”
Ricky, lead singer for hit group the Kaiser Chiefs, confessed that although he had turned for the pair he didn’t really know what he was going to do with them for the next round.
Hannah said: “But Ricky has a vision for us. He came up with a lovely idea for the next stage and we just hope people will enjoy it.”
On The Voice, contestants sing for four judges who sit with their backs to the performers. The judges turn if they hear a singer they wish to mentor.
The other judges are pop legend Sir Tom Jones, singer and actress Rita Ora and rapper Will.i.am.
The identical twins will appear in the Battle stage in the next few weeks when they sing against a rival contestant.
Hannah said: “It was all a bit of a blur. We were just focused on our singing.
“It was a shock to find that Ricky had turned for us.
“I was almost crying but Naomi looked at me and I stopped - we’d agreed that we just would not cry.
“Getting chosen was overwhelming - it was a really amazing feeling.
“We are really excited about the next stage although we are not very competitive people.
“It will be a challenge for us.”
The pair say that since their performance was aired, they have been inundated with calls and comments on social media outlets Twitter and Facebook congratulating them and wishing them well.
Naomi said: “We just want to thank everyone for the lovely things they have bene saying.
“Our follower numbers on Twitter have just soared from about 350 to more than 1,200. What a difference!”