An aspiring popstar who appeared on the BBC’s The Voice has launched her first EP and music video.

Kirsten Joy, 25, was picked by singer Jessie J to represent her team in the first series of the show, but was eliminated in the battle rounds by Toni Warner.

Undeterred, Joy, from Southfields, completed her EP and released the record at 229 The Venue, Great Portland Street last night .

She says: "Four of the songs on my EP I have written myself, only one of them is a cover."

She describes her music as pop, but there is some soul in it due to the fact that the gospel choir Joy used to sing with does the harmonies on her songs.

Joy cites Whitney Houston as a major influence, but also credits Celine Dion and Mariah Carey as her inspirations too.

She says: "As a kid I just didn’t understand why I loved Whitney Houston so much, I just did. When I heard Jesus loves me, I just thought that is amazing."

Joy‘s EP is out now on Itunes.