Singing sensation Breeze Redwine has been crowned winner of her age category at national competition, TeenStar.
The 12-year-old from Starston wowed the judges and a capacity crowd at the NEC Arena in Birmingham on her way to winning the Pre-Teens award.
Breeze faced stiff competition, battling against more than 9,000 acts who entered the competition nationally and had to win both regional and area heats before competing in the Grand Final last Saturday.
Mum Jackie Redwine, couldn’t be more proud of her daughter.
“I was amazed, totally gobsmacked,” she said. “I couldn’t stop shaking. There was so much talent on show so to win was just fantastic.”
The competition is organised by the prestigious Future Music who have been responsible for the likes of former X-Factor finalist Luke Friend, Lucy Spraggan and Birdy.
Jackie hopes that her daughter can add herself to that list in the future.
“She can definitely draw inspiration from these people,” she said. “To win this competition is a massive achievement.”
In the coming weeks, Breeze has performances lined up at Norwich’s Party in the Park on August 15 and at Westerfield, London, on August 21 but her Mum is keen not to expose her to too much too soon.
“At this stage we don’t want to push her too far. We have to take her age into consideration and just take things slow.”
She also praised the impact of Breeze’s vocal coach, Lisa Redford, who wrote the song ‘Here Alone’ that Breeze performed in the final.
“She’s amazing. Breeze can be a bit shy and timid but the two of them just click.”
Breeze took to her Facebook page to thank those who have supported her. “Teen Star 2015. Thank you to everyone that voted. I am amazed and shocked that I have won my age group, amazing feeling.”