Hitchin talented teen needs your help ahead of Teenstar singing competition

PUBLISHED: 12:21 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 18 July 2017

Summer Paris

Summer Paris

Archant

A talented teenage singer from Hitchin has landed herself a place in TeenStar Grand Final.

15-year-old Summer Parris impressed a panel of top industry judges, being selected for the final from over 10,000 people who entered the TeenStar nationwide singing competition.

The live grand final will take place on Saturday, July 29, with Summer and her fellow finalists performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a panel of professional judges.

Summer, of The Highfield School in Letchworth, has been performing from a young age and has been a member of Emil Dale School of Performing Arts for a number of years, gaining a scholarship to start full-time with them in September.

Summer said: “I didn’t know what to expect at all. It’s the first time I have entered a competition like this.”

Summer adds freestyle lyrics to music from the genre, and wants to continue this in the future.

She lists her influences as British singer songwriter Estelle and Sade, who achieved huge success with her 1984 hit Smooth Operator and would love to replicate their sound.

The winner of the grand final will receive the prize of producing an album in one of the UK’s finest recording studios alongside a top producer, a fully produced music video of one of their singles, and an extensive publicity package.

Summer will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners, with the chance of winning the prize that would truly kick-start the talented teenager’s music career.

Summer adds: “I am over the moon to have made it to the finals. I have had amazing support so far from my family and friends who have come to every stage of the auditions.”

To help Summer to win Text 84222 quoting TEEN61 to register your vote.

Text votes are UK only and cost £1 plus one message at your standard operator rate.

More news stories

The final mosaics in a heritage trail linking Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade have been put in place this week.

11:56

How well do you know your Biggleswade community groups? There’s a chance to meet them next weekend.

Have you ever wondered why street names in the Chells Manor area of Stevenage bear the colourful and evocative names of Roman gods and emperors?

Yesterday, 16:55

Fundraisers ran through the day and night for 250km to raise funds to help Hitchin youth charity Phase.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter