A 16 year-old Swanwick has moved one step nearer to national fame.
Ella Stone has made it through to the Regional Finals of the TeenStar competition, which is UK’s only singing competition specifically for teens and pre-teens, and will now be performing live showcases of the competition.
Ella is now in the running to follow in the footsteps of previous winner Luke Friend and compete for a place in the Grand Final when she performs at the regional finals on 30th March 30th 2014.
Thousands of hopefuls entered TeenStar nationwide and hundreds of auditionees queued patiently on the day for their turn to impress the judges.
Chris Grayston, Events co-ordinator for TeenStar, said: “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer that can go all the way, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist.
“There is so much talent out there I’m sure we can find that star again!”
Those who made it through the audition stage will now take part in a live regional head-to-head battle alongside the best talent in their area.
They’ll be performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a professional judging panel to win a place at the National Grand Final.
Ella is now looking for as much support as possible on her YouTube channel, which can be found by searching for “Ella Stone” and on her “Ella Stone Music” Facebook page.
She said, “I’m really excited to be through to the next round. I love music and can’t wait to perform at the NEC in Birmingham at the end of next month.”