Sunderland singer makes TeenStar finals

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TALENTED Sunderland singer Jacee Pink has clinched a place in the finals of a national competition.

The 10-year-old wowed judges at the regional finals of TeenStar 2014 at the weekend to win a place in the Grand Finals in Birmingham.

Jaycee, a pupil at East Herrington Primary Academy, will now perform live at the NEC in Birmingham in July.

The youngster’s proud mum, Amy Pink, from Plains Farm, said: “She is only 10 years old and the first from Sunderland to make it so far in the competition.

“Jacee wowed the audience in her homemade paper money dress and funky image singing Jessie J’s Price Tag.

“Her performance was unreal, she threw money into the crowd and had the audience singing along.”

Jacee, who goes by the stage name of Pinky, received good feedback from the Huddersfield judges.

They said: “Pinky – great outfit! It really makes you stand out. You’ve obviously thought a lot about the visual aspect of your performance.

“Great eye contact with the judges, you really looked like you enjoyed yourself up there. Work on the vocals and you will be a star. One to watch.”

The TeenStar Grand Finals will give acts the opportunity to showcase their talents to a music industry judging panel, including DJs who work for Kiss FM, Choice FM and BBC Radio, regional press, record labels and celebrities.

Acts on the day will not only be judged on vocal ability, but also image, performance, originality and star quality. The competition organisers are looking for a recording artist suitable for today’s current market.