The Voice final: Falkirk schools send good luck messages to ex-pupil Craig Eddie

Pupils and staff at Craig Eddie’s former schools have sent the New Carron singer good luck messages ahead of his appearance in the final of The Voice.

Children and teachers at St Francis Xavier’s Primary School in Falkirk are backing their alumni to come out on top and secure himself a professional recording contract by winning the ITV show.

Youngsters in Primary 7 set time aside to record some words of encouragement prior to the grand finale on Saturday night.

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Likewise, the town’s St Mungo’s High School is also rooting for the 23-year-old.

Children and teachers at St Francis Xavier's Primary School in Falkirk will be cheering on former pupil Craig Eddie in the final of ITV's The Voice on Saturday. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Stephen Phee, St Mungo’s High headteacher, said: “It is fantastic to see Craig in the final of The Voice UK. What a talent!

“We will all be watching and cheering him on. Hopefully this is just the start of a career in the music industry and when he becomes rich and famous he will remember his old headteacher.”

Primary 7 Room 16 pupils at St Francis Xavier's Primary School, Falkirk are backing New Carron man and alumni Craig Eddie to win The Voice. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Craig, who is being mentored by judge and pop star Anne-Marie, is the current bookies’ favourite as he prepares to go up against Hannah Williams, Okulaja and Grace Holden.

Speaking earlier this week, he revealed the backing he’s been shown by fans in Falkirk district and farther afield ever since he made it through the blind auditions has had a profound effect.

Craig said: “I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I never expected to get the support I’ve had at all.

“Things have ramped up a lot. I remember the reaction I got from the blind audition. Since the semi-final, it’s been like a rocket ship that’s not stopping.”

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