Luke Friend has been crowned singing competition winner for TeenStar, the nationwide competition for teens and pre-teens, within The O2 in London!
The TeenStar singing competition’s Grand Final took place at indigO2 at The O2 in London and gave acts the chance to play in front of a massive crowd and music industry judging panel. All acts were competing for the title of ‘TeenStar Winner 2013’, and Luke Friend from Teignmouth has been named as the singing competition winner!
Luke Friend has now won a comprehensive consultation package which focuses on social marketing, image and branding with Future Music, an initial extensive winner's publicity package and an amazing £5,000 to spend on the development of his music!
The judging panel that crowned Luke Friend singing competition winner included former Radio 1 DJ and Choice FM presenter Ras Kwame, four time Ivor Novello award winner and one half of the successful garage duo Artful Dodger Mark Hill, Choice FM presenter E Plus, The X Factor’s Jake Quickenden, Capital FM producer and celebrity journo Jon Hornbuckle, Editor of TeenStar partner Shout Magazine Ali Henderson, Head of Baby Girl Music’s Michael King and Head of Future Music Chris Grayston.
Congratulations to singing competition winner Luke Friend, and all our other prize winners! Well done to everybody who took part.
Winner: Luke Friend from Teignmouth, Devon
Runner up: SweetCheeks from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Pre-Teen age category winners
Winner: Chloe from Cramlington, Northumberland
Runner up: Harlee from Warrington, Cheshire
Third place: Musty from Enfield, London
Mid-Teen age category
Winner: SweetCheeks from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Runner up: Michael Rice from Hartlepool, County Durham
Third place: Emily Middlemas from Glasgow, Scotland
Late-Teen age category
Winner: Luke Friend from Teignmouth, Devon
Runner up: Bud from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Third place: Alex Warburton from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Also up for grabs was the chance to be invited to perform at the Baby Girl Music/Future Music showcase with a view to being signed. The showcase will take place on Friday 16th August 2013. Well done to the following acts who were invited to perform:
Pre-Teens: Chloe, Hana Evans, Harlee and Holly White
Mid-Teens: Michael Rice, Mossy McKenna, Saffron Silva, Shauna Gallon and Sweetcheeks
Late-Teens: Luke Friend, Alex Warburton and Courtney
We also had awards for the acts with the largest quantity of quality submitted publicity material in relation to being in the competition from the date of the Area Final. Well done to the following acts who have all won studio time with our regional studio partners:
Pre-Teen studio prize winners:
Harlee has won a day in a recording studio with Dan Worrall Recording
Musty has won a day in a recording studio with Bonafide Studio
Mid-Teen studio prize winners:
Rebecca Lacey has won a day in a recording studio with A-Tonal Recording Studio
Sweetcheeks has won a day in a recording studio with Woodbury Recording Studios
Nadine McGhee has won a day in a recording studio with Bling Studios
Bambie has won a day in a recording studio with Riverside Music Complex
Lucy Smith has won a day in a recording studio with River Studios
Late-Teen studio prize winners:
Alex Warburton has won a day in a recording studio with Born in a Barn Recording Studio
Courtney has won a day in a recording studio with Anton Road Studio
Outspoken has won a day in a recording studio with Banter Media Recording Studio
Bud has won a day in a recording studio with Psyrex Soundlab
YouTube Exposure Award: Well done to Solved who achieved the most views on their video footage for YouTube, and well done to Channy who won our Facebook poll. Both acts did extremely well and as a result were put forward to TourFest organisers for a chance to win an all-expenses trip to Rome to perform at TourFest. Congratulations to Channy who has been picked!
The TeenStar Grand Final is the climax of the whole competition! The event is situated in the best live music venue in the country, with last year's event being held at The O2 in London! To get your place booked for next year’s competition ready for the auditions beginning in January, click here. Alternatively, check out nationwide singing competition Open Mic UK, whose auditions begin in August.
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