When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Colne girl, 11, in finals of teen talent competition
12:00pm Monday 25th February 2013 in News
A SCHOOLGIRL is hoping to scale the heights after winning her way through to the finals of a teen talent competition.
Amy Colvin’s rendition of Turning Tables, by one of her idols Adele, was enough to secure a spot in the TeenStar regional finals, at the Royal Northern College of Music, on April 7.
And if the Colne Sacred Heart RC Primary School pupil can impress judges in her pre-teen category at the Manchester venue, she will qualify for the national finals at the O2 Arena, in London.
The audition performance by Amy, from Barnoldswick, was all the more remarkable as she had only lost her great-grandmother, Kitty Colvin, three days earlier.
Her ‘nanna’ also inspired the 11-year-old to pen her own musical tribute ‘Memories Of You’, days later.
Her grandfather Vincent Colvin said: “She sings all the time, in the shower, and around the house. The only time she doesn’t is when she’s asleep.”
Mum Sharon and little brother Francis, and grandmother Peggy, will also be cheering on Amy in Manchester.
The final stages of the TeenStar will give performers the chance to prove their worth in front of leading agents and promoters.
And there is a £2,000 cash prize for the winner to develop their fledgling career.
Amy, who is a keen Irish dancer, is also learning to play the guitar, and is currently entering karaoke competitions to finetune her voice for the TeenStar event.