A Bromley schoolgirl who made it to the final of The Voice Kids said she is going to carry on performing after the ‘amazing’ experience on the national singing competition.

Thirteen-year-old Gina Li Donni made it through to the final on Sunday after wowing the judges throughout the competition despite never having singing lessons before.

The Bishop Justus School pupil stunned the audience with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s Say a Little Prayer but ultimately lost out to 14-year-old Jess Folley.

She said: “It was so much fun, and the six of us [the finalists] all just said, whoever wins deserves it.

“I’m definitely going to carry on singing, it isn’t a no. If anything it has made me want it more, now I really, really want it.

“It was an all-round amazing experience, and now I think I’ve made some friends for life.”

Mum Joanne Philpott added: “I’m so proud of her, it has just been amazing, we are so proud”.

Gina, who was on Team Will.I.Am, took inspiration from classic soul singers like Nina Simone, Etta James and James Brown.

Ms Philpott said Gina was ‘completely overwhelmed’ when the Black Eyed Peas singer turned his seat around in the early stages of the competition with looks of shock on her siblings’ faces.

“I am absolutely so proud of her,” she said. “She got through 15,000 applicants from all over England, Scotland and Ireland to be chosen to go through to the auditions.

“She is just super excited that she is on Team Will.i.am.”

Talking about her personality and life off the stage, Gina is described as a ‘kind-hearted’ and ‘sweet-natured’ girl.

“She goes to school with her plaits in and her glasses on, everyone loves her and she is just a lovely girl,” Joanne said.

The winner collected £30,000 and a trip to Disneyland Paris for all the family.