Sophie Is A TeenStar Favourite

Talented Chiswick girl through to next round of national contest


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Twelve-year old Chiswick singer Sophie Dyson has made it through to the Regional Finals of the TeenStar national talent contest. The Year Seven Latymer Upper student wowed the judges at the recent auditions and will perform again on March 16th in Hayes, hoping to make it through the various rounds to the final at the O2 Arena.

Sophie, who lives with her family in Barrowgate Road, is also a keen cricketer and plays for Middlesex. She has been taking singing lessons and also plays the piano. She is a previous winner of the Talent Contest at the Bedford Park Festival, and has a number of songs on YouTube.

Sophie's dad is Simon Dyson, the Chairman of Anthony Nolan Foundation and two years ago she recorded a song entitled Unshakeable, to raise funds for the charity. The Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre in Nottingham helps save lives through umbilical cord blood donations. She also performed the song in front of 700 people at the charity's annual fundraising event, The Daisy Ball.

TeenStar is a national talent competition which searches for the UK’s best teens and pre-teens singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material. Previous winners include Birdy, who has collaborated with Mumford & Sons and Hatty Keane who has performed alongside Ed Sheeran and Tinchy Stryder. Thousands of younsters entered the nationwide competition.

The TeenStar 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!

The latter stages of the competition will also provide acts with the opportunity to impress many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry.

For more information go to the website You can purchase tickets from the website or on the door, subject to availability.

February 21, 2013

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