SINGING sensation Georgia Daniels could be destined for the charts after winning a talent competition in London.
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter, from New Herrington, overcame 500 initial entrants and eight finalists to take first prize at a Just Talent tour finale event in Shoreditch, in front of 300 people.
As part of her prize, Georgia will cut tracks at a top studio in the capital, be the subject of a PR campaign, and perform at a music industry showcase event.
Talented Georgia cites songstress Alanis Morisette, City and Colour, Radiohead and Nirvana as her biggest influences, and says she uses her own personal experiences for the basis of her songs.
Although she has only been performing with an acoustic guitar for a year, she has already received airtime on BBC Introducing.
But winning the Just Talent final could be her big break to stardom.
“It’s crazy,” admitted Georgia, a former Houghton Kepier pupil, who is studying towards a foundation degree in popular music at Newcastle College.
“I really wasn’t expecting to win because everyone else who was in the competition was incredible.
“I was a bit nervous performing, but I’ve been doing gigs around Sunderland and Newcastle for the last year or so now, and I think that helped me.”
Georgia has already helped out a group of university students by providing the soundtrack to film Honest, which has been used in a dissertation.
She is also set to release an EP later this year with Newcastle company Push Puzzle Records. She is now rehearsing and writing new material ahead of her studio time in London.
“It’s going to be great,” added Georgia, who lives with mum Jean, 50, dad John, 46, and has a sister, Chloe, 26.
For more about Georgia, go to www.georgiadaniels.co.uk.