Natalya 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 types.
Natalya has impressed the judges so far, and is now in the running to compete for a place in the National Final to be held at The O2 in London. She wowed the judges and the huge audience in a Regional Final Showcase with her rendition of “Wishing you Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom of the Opera. More than 9,000 hopefuls entered TeenStar in its first year and now Natalya is amongst the last few acts competing for a place at the Grand Final within The O2.
Chris Grayston, Events Coordinator for TeenStar said “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.
Music industry judges attend every stage of the TeenStar singing competition from auditions to the National Grand Final. If you enter you can expect to see judges from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, regional press and record labels, with the 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.
You can purchase tickets on the door subject to availability or from Natalya.
Natalya Stone, singing in TeenStar competition