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Katy hopes to be singing star
10:30am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
A TEENAGE singer-songwriter sensation from Chelmsford is hoping to progress through to a national competition final.
Katy Forkings is participating in the regional final of Open Mic UK in Milton Keynes on October 12 where she perform a self-penned song called Fangirl.
The 13-year-old Moulsham High School is looking forward to performing in the contest having won over judges with the number she wrote.
However, she knows there will be extra pressure on her when she gets on stage.
Katy said: “I am going to be singing my own song again, as in the audition I only got to sing a small section of it to judges.
“I would love to sing it to a larger audience, although this will probably make me more nervous as they will not know the song and I will be being judged on my song writing as well as my vocals.
“The song I wrote is very special to me as it describes a big part of mine and my friends life following boybands and being fangirls hence the name of the song.
“Other people hearing it and enjoying it definitely adds to it being special.”
The teenager said she wants to pursue a singing career and has already appeared in stage plays and musicals.
“I have been singing since I was about seven,” said Katy who is a member of the Chelmsford-based Springers amateur operatic and drama society.
“I first entered a singing contest for fun on holiday at Park resorts I was always really shy but found I loved being on stage.”
Previous winners of the competition include X Factor runner up Jahmene Douglas.
Winners of the regional heats will head off to area finals ahead of the Grand Final on January 18.
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