Tickets are now available for Ruti at The Grace!
The fate of talent show contestants has always been mixed. There’s the Harry Styles outcome, and then the other outcome: no matter where you place in a televised talent show, your fate is far from secure. When Ruti Olajugbagbe auditioned for The Voice in 2018, she had no plans to win it. The fact that she did was exciting – until it wasn’t. With her TV days behind her, she’s back with a new EP full of music that draws on everything from R&B and pop to folk storytelling and soul – it fizzes with her own ideas, and contains thoughts and feelings that really matter to her.
Born and raised in Essex, Ruti had no grand plans to be a singer when she was little. She loved dance and dreamed instead of being part of a big West End show. When she was 10, she entered a talent show on summer holiday with her family and, with all the confidence of a precocious ten-year-old, sang one of her favourite songs: Rolling In The Deep by Adele. Ruti loved the attention, she loved how she felt on stage and, having recently watched back the video her dad took of her big singing debut, she says she wasn’t half bad either.
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