Corsham teenager faces big sing off tomorrow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Amy Charlesworth was singing before she could speak Amy Charlesworth was singing before she could speak

Corsham teenager Amy Charlesworth is one step closer to realising her dream of performing on the West End after reaching the second round of a national competition.

The 18-year-old, of Swan Road, Corsham, is competing in Star of Stage 2014, a contest offering the chance to win a scholarship to the Connie Fisher Academy in Cardiff.

She entered after hearing about it online and after fighting off competitors in round one she will perform a second song, I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables, in front of judges tomorrow.

Miss Charlesworth said she had been a fan of Connie Fisher since seeing her appear on a BBC reality television show starring Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2006.

She said: “I have a very big range. I can go nearly all the way to the top of the keyboard and I can also go very low, so I can sing a lot of songs.

“Apparently I was singing before I could speak. Personally I feel at home on stage – I get on stage and I feel like I’m me, I feel as though it’s where I belong.

“I’m really lucky with my family – at the drop of a hat they will take me to an audition. They are really supportive of what I do. I think this competition is totally up my street and it will open so many doors for me.”

Miss Charlesworth, who is studying at The Corsham School, hopes to study for a degree in musical theatre next year at the Guildford School of Acting.

She is a member of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Group, Melksham, and also helps with Stagecoach Chippenham’s early stages group.

For more information on the competition, visit www.starofstage.co.uk

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