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Interview with 7 year old
TeenStar Regional Finalist Astrid!
7 year old Astrid Smith is all set to
become a star as she gets ready to go to the Regional Finals of
TeenStar, on 9 April 2017.
The TeenStar singing and dance competition for pre-teens and teenagers consists
of a UK wide search for the finest young talent the UK has to offer, with
TeenStar audition dates being held across the country.
TeenStar is a search for the UK's best singers and dance acts, and in 2016 they
saw over 8,000 acts audition, all aged up to 19. We have been told by Future
Music, who run the competition, that:- "This year we have so many talented
pre-teens and teenagers enter, so competition has been higher than ever for
places. We are pleased to say that Southport's Astrid was given a big thumbs up
and passage through to the regional finals!"
just before we started our interview, Astrid told us that she preformed a
Jazz/Blues number:- 'What A Difference A Day Makes,' for the
judges at her audition. We will be adding a recording of her preforming this
number very soon to our Facebook Page. sadly, due to copyright restrictions, we
could not add it to the interview footage...
Proud Mum, Amanda said:- "I am so pleased she got through. This is the
UK's only singing and dancing competition exclusively for teens and pre-teens
and she has done amazingly well. She is only 7, but she has a very strong act
and she with lots of personality. Most importantly she has a very good
Next step for Astrid is to take part in a live regional head to head with the
best talent in the region, but 1st we had the fantastic privilege of meeting
this very talented young singer.
Astrid has a very Blues style voice and is enjoys singing. She has told us that
she looks forward to performing in a live showcase in the competition and is
getting a few tricks ready to help her along the way. We asked, but this 7 year
old is very professional and will not let things slip. All we know is that she
is multi talented, so keep an eye out, as she she is not just a singer!
This is our video interview with Astrid.
We wish her all the best in the competition. No matter what
happens next, keep an out for her in the future...
If you do not know who Future Music are, they are the company behind the
discovery of artists such as:- Warner Music's Birdy, Columbia Record's Lucy Spraggan, Jacob Banks, Union J's Jaymi Hensley and Karen Harding, both of which
are now signed to Sony Music and Universal Music Group, and Emily Middlemas was
a big hit on The X Factor!
What is the Class 502?
IN the previous
announced that the Friends of the 502 Group will be holding a very special tour,
on Sunday, 2 April 2017. This tour will see those on it, taken around the
routes their Unit would have worked, after entering service in early 1940's, in
a audio enabled vehicle from Don Fraser Coaches. But what is the 502 and
why should people be interested? Well we popped over for a look at the
Class 502, Electric Train, to find out more. Until you see it and realise that
this was working during the 2nd World War era, its designs inspired and lead the
way for nearly all the UK's current rolling stock, you start to realise just how
special this remaining Unit is for preserving not only local history, but
railway history as well. The Unity's only ran for 40 years on the
Southport, Liverpool and Ormskirk to Liverpool likes, terminating at Liverpool
Exchange Station. This is some video footage of the unit, that is
now undergoing major restoration work and an interview about it and the tour.
If you want more information about this trip, please call Tony
Kuivala, on:- 07885 435542. Also for lots more information about the Friends of
the 502 Group, why not visit:-
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