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Young Barnoldswick singer is through to finals of TeenStar competition
10:00am Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
A Barnoldswick girl’s stellar vocal performance earned her a place in the regional finals of a talent competition.
Amy Colvin, 11, sang Adele’s pop ballad Turning Tables in the TeenStar auditions at The Palace Hotel in Manchester earlier this month.
Amy, a pupil at Sacred Heart Primary School in Colne, was one of 200 to attend the auditions but is one of just 18 in the pre-teen category who will compete in the regional finals of the contest.
The youngster, who was voted through by a panel of six judges, is hoping to make it to the national finals at London’s 02 Arena.
Proud granddad Vincent Colvin said Amy was inspired by the memory of her great-grandmother, Kathleen “Kitty” Colvin Carroll, who died in January and whose funeral was held just three days before Amy’s audition.
In fact, shortly after returning from the TeenStar competition, Amy wrote a song, Memories of You, in memory of Kitty.
“She was such an inspiration for Amy and was a person who taught her right from wrong,” said Vincent.
Amy is now preparing for the next stage of the competition, which will be held at Manchester’s Northern Royal College of Music on April 7.
TeenStar was launched by Future Music, the producers of Open Mic UK, to discover the best teen and pre-teen singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres.
Head of Future Music Chris Grayston said: “We are really happy to finally be able to present TeenStar to the nation.
“There’s no other competition out there like it and we are eager to discover the country’s freshest young talent.”
If Amy can reach the latter stages of TeenStar, she will be able to showcase her talent to people representing record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry.
The competition has a prize pool worth thousands of pounds, including a £2,000 cash prize for the winning act to help develop their music.