Knoll singer reaches final of national singing contest
talented young singer from Brent Knoll has sung herself into the
final of a nationwide competition.
Wickens-Sweet, 9, took part in the national final of the 'Star
of Stage' competition in Cardiff on Sunday.
contest is the UK's largest musical theatre competition and Gracie
was chosen by five prestigious judges who also awarded her as
the 'top scorer' out of the remaining six finalists chosen.
will now be performing in the final at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
on 18th January 2014 where she will be judged by Connie Fisher,
the winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC Show How Do You Solve
a Problem Like Maria, and David Mahoney of TV's Only Men
Aloud plus other top celebrity judges.
will be a £3,000 prize pool for the winner, including the
opportunity for a headline performance at the Wales Millennium
Centre as part of the Cardiff Music Festival and a recording package
in London and a management deal.
teacher Siobhan Johnson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Gracie
is an amazing young local singer who has an outstanding and fantastically
mature timbre to her voice."
she performs she has a natural ability of lighting up a stage
with her incredible talent and presence and was definitely born
to perform on a stage. She is a complete pleasure and delight
to teach and she continually makes her parents extremely proud
is also a member of the 'Burnham Youth Choir' and can be heard
singing with them this Saturday (14th December) at St Andrew's
Church at 7pm during Burnham Rotary Club's Christmas Carol Service.