Lily Green, a pupil at Holmfirth High School is now just one step away from playing within The O2 in London after impressing the TeenStar judges yet again! Lily aged 14 has now made it through to the Area Finals so is one good performance away from playing within one of the greatest live music venues in the world.
TeenStar is an exciting brand new national talent competition for teens and pre-teens which searches for the UK’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres. TeenStar, is being brought to you by Future Music who already produce other national competitions including the hugely successful Open Mic UK competition. Such acts as Jahmene Douglas, Birdy, Hatty Keane and Lucy Spraggan, who have all come through Future Music competitions.
Chris Grayston, Events Coordinator for TeenStar comments “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer, another Birdy or Lucy Spraggan 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!”
The competition is divided into age categories; ‘Late Teens’ (16-19), ‘Mid Teens’ (13-15) and a special category searching for the stars of tomorrow; the Pre-Teens! All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter TeenStar.
The TeenStar singing competition has music industry judges attend every stage from auditions to the National Grand Final. You can expect to see judges from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, regional press and record labels, with judges getting more prestigious as the singing competition progresses. Past judges for Open Mic UK include Radio 1 DJs Ras Kwame and Annie Nightingale MBE, KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges and Ivor Novello award winner Mark Hill who was one half of Artful Dodger.
If you know of anyone wanting to get involved in auditioning for next year and for more information on the competition go to the website www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk or better still come down and support your local talent performing in the Area Final and see who makes it to Grand Final! You can purchase tickets on the door subject to availability or from Lily Green.