ELESHA Paul Moses has paid her dues in the entertainment world.

She’s been striving for success in the music business for 20 years and has appeared on the likes of X Factor and The Voice.

Now the 39-year-old is celebrating the music and life of rock and soul legend Tina Turner. Below, Elesha, shares her stories of life before and after becoming a tribute artist with What’s Love Got To Do With It.

What’s Love Got To Do With It launched in 2019, you’ve been on the road for a year now – how has it been, paying homage to a rock and soul legend like Tina Turner?

There has been so much love for the show from audiences and on social media – it’s been amazing. I’ve been working hard on the vocals, and the band, backing singers and costumes are fantastic.

We love being on the road, meeting all the fans and that’s made preparing for the 2020 tour even more exciting, as we know what the reactions will be.

You have such a busy schedule with this show running alongside Whitney: Queen of the Night. With two young children, how do you manage?

Mark, my husband is amazing. I definitely couldn’t do it without him. My eldest daughter Kookie is turning eight soon, and she’s only ever known me to be a singer. So, in some ways, she’s used to it. My little one, Teddy, doesn’t know any different to the schedule we now have, I’m lucky she’s so young.

For me, I’m able to shut it off to an extent, as I know this is all about building for their future – whatever job you have, you have to balance family life. I also think we’re so lucky to have things like Facetime now so you can catch up easily and see them if you are away for a few days at a time.

Why do you think Tina Turner is still such a huge name in music?

She’s a great rock and roll artist. Her songs have never gone away. Even youngsters now, they know tracks like Proud Mary. Tina’s had difficult times too over the years, but she came through it. I think people like that side of her story too, as well

You started writing with a record company, aged just 17, and have been on TV reality talent shows. Can you tell us about the switch to the world of tributes?

I never used to do tributes, I was striving to do my own stuff and put out my own music. I’d done my album and did lots of trying to make it before doing the TV shows.

I’d tried the traditional, old fashioned methods to get signed. It was just never meant to be. So, I decided it was time to take it away from being me and into being someone else.

How was your time on The X Factor and The Voice – and what did you learn from the experience?

When I did X Factor 10 years ago I was in the year of One Direction and Cher Lloyd, and Wagner – he was in Louis Walsh’s Overs category with me – but I went home after judges’ houses.

I was asked to audition for The Voice, and I first went when I was pregnant with Kookie – but I realised the live shows would be on when I was due with her so had to back out. But I auditioned again in 2013 as part of a duo (getting to the battle rounds in Team will.i.am), and again in 2014 (again, getting to the battle rounds with Team Tom).

Doing both of these did give me a boost at the time, even though I got so close but ultimately wasn’t successful. I don’t know what people think of me as an artist having done those shows, but I’m so grateful and glad to have moved on to what I’m doing now.

Tell us about working with Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé’s dad

I did a TV show a long time ago, where I was mentored by Mathew Knowles – Beyoncé’s dad – that was pretty mad. It was Chancers on Channel 4’s T4, and I won the chance from UK auditions to spend a month in Houston, America, where the group of us chosen had various challenges. Mine was to sing at the same studio where Whitney Houston had recorded.

That experience gave me a really tough skin – to know that whatever you do don’t worry about what’s happened in the past, it’s all brought me to where I am now.

What’s Love Got To Do With It is at Parr Hall on Friday