TWO girls from Stourport have reached the final of a national singing competition after their “stunning harmonies” impressed judges.
Chloe Davies and Jess McPhee, both 13, sang at the regional round of TeenStar last Saturday and were the only Worcestershire act selected to progress to the final on July 19 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
The duo, who have been singing together since they were seven years old, said: “We can’t believe we’re in the final.
“There were so many amazing singers and we never thought we’d be good enough, especially being the youngest in the mid-teens age category. We had so much support from family and friends and we would like to thank them for making us feel so special.”
The girls’ rendition of These Four Walls by Little Mix won the praise of the panel of judges.
One of the judges at the live event said: “Stunning harmonies – your voices blended so well together and you made this performance really engaging.”
Another judge added: “You upped your game and gave a performance that made me feel very emotional – well done.”
Chloe and Jess, who are both members of the Got2Sing junior choir and have performed together at several concerts, had never entered a talent competition before taking part in TeenStar.
They are now in with a chance of being crowned winners and taking home a cash prize of £5,000 and a package of development and publicity support to help improve their act.
TeenStar is a national talent competition run by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists including Birdy, Jacob Banks and Jahmene Douglas.
A spokesman for Future Music said: “The TeenStar grand final is the best place to showcase your talent.”
“It is going to be a huge event and an experience of a lifetime for all our finalists.”
The girls, who both attend The Stourport High School and Sixth Form College, have also recently recorded the two songs which secured their place in the final.