Singer from New Inn, Pontypool hits right note in competition
6:30pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A SIXTEEN-year-old from New Inn has made it through to the second round of a singing competition.
Kate Price made it through round one of Star of Stage 2013 held at Cardiff’s Masonic Hall.
She now faces the next round on Sunday – if she makes it through the young star will take part in the final at The Coal Exchange in Cardiff.
The West Monmouth School pupil started singing when she was 13 in the school Eisteddfod, and later joined the school choir.
She then went to the Katie Vallis School of Music to continue singing.
Her inspiration is her father, who used to sing, and her idol is Amy Winehouse.
She is also a member of Musical Youth UK and We Are What We Are (WAWWA) Musical Youth.
When she finishes her GCSE’s she wants to attend Filton College in Bristol.
She said: “In the future I want to be on the stage, performing on the West End.”
For the first round of the competition she had to pick a song and make a two-minute CD, she chose What It Means To Be A Friend.
In the second round she has to sing the same song but is judged on her performance technique.
She said: “I will be dressed in character as it’s set in an American school.
“I’m not thinking too much about the competition as I’m going to give it my best shot and just see.”
The winner of the competition will receive a place at the Connie Fisher Summer School, recording time and £2,000 in prize money.