A TALENTED teenager is following in a pop star’s footsteps with a resident singing job.
Georgia Robison, 15, from Washington, is singing for diners every Friday at Santini’s in Seaburn – the same restaurant where chart-topper Jade Thirlwall honed her craft as an up-and-coming singer.
Jade went on to enter the X Factor and became one quarter of Little Mix, who won the show in 2011 – the first time a group has done so – and has since had two number ones.
Georgia, who goes to Biddick Sports College, in Washington, said: “Jade is definitely someone I look up to, so it’s crazy to think I’m singing where she started.
“I’ve always wanted to be a singer and I really enjoyed my first gig at Santini’s. I sang 15 songs including Put Your Records On and Let It Be and got some really nice feedback by the person whose party it was there.”
She added: “I was really nervous, but it’s a great opportunity.”
Georgia attends the John Christopher Theatre School, which Jade, from South Shields, went to for four years.
Theatre school boss John said: “Not many 15-year-olds could handle such a singing role, but Georgia, along with Jade, is the best singer I have come across by some way.
“Georgia has performed in quite a few theatre shows and school shows too. She is very nervous and can hardly believe her luck in being asked to perform regularly at such a nice place.
“Her first gig was on Friday when she sang for 55 minutes and did really, really well.”
While Jade was at John Christopher’s she tutored Georgia in singing and dance.
John said: “Jade always said she had never heard a voice like Georgia’s before as Georgia is soprano and has a very sweet, gentle voice.
“We passed a message on to Jade about Georgia singing at Santini’s and she say she’s really proud of her.”