A 13-year-old Starston singer has established herself as a potential star of the future, after being named the overall winner of a global performing arts competition in the USA.
Breeze Redwine, a student at Archbishop Sancroft High School, walked away from the World Championships of Performing Arts in California earlier this month with multiple awards, including the top title of World Champion, in the vocals category.
Representing Team GB, the youngster won six medals — four golds and two silvers — across several genres of music, in addition to an industry award for the performer ‘most likely to make it in the industry’.
Jackie Redwine, Breeze’s mother, told the Diss Express: “We are so proud of her. We took her out there to gain confidence and she came home with all these awards.
“We never expected that. The talent out there is phenomenal. It’s amazing.”
Breeze’s family said she had raised the money for this trip herself with a Go Fund Me webpage, receiving donations from people living as far away as Canada and New Zealand, and via a series of locally-held concerts, which brought in hundreds of pounds each.
Mrs Redwine stated the experience alone was “well worth every penny raised and every bit of work”, and that her daughter’s favourite part of competing was simply having the opportunity to meet people in the industry.
Writing on her Facebook page, Breeze said: “Thank you to everyone that supported me I had the time of my life, and made some life long friends”.
This latest success comes a year after she broke onto the scene when she was named champion of the Pre-Teens age bracket at the UK singing contest TeenStar, ahead of the release of her original single, ‘Dreams’.
But despite this, Mrs Redwine emphasised they were in “no rush” while Breeze was still at school studying for exams, and instead would try to build her career through “hard work and graft”.
“We are going to develop her as an artist. We will work on original material and work on singles and maybe an album,” she added.
“We are going to stay away from TV talent shows. We have had several offers from people who want to work with her, but we don’t want to rush her.”
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