A TALENTED teenager is hoping to become a famous pop sensation after she impressed judges with her singing in a national competition.
Danica Warrier received the thumbs up for her rendition of her idol Beyonce’s song Listen in the regional heats of the contest TeenStar.
The 15-year-old Paulette High School pupil, of Huntingdon Road, Stapenhill, hopes to deliver another top audition when she returns to Birmingham’s NEC on March 30 for the regional finals.
Miss Warrier told the Mail she was elated to receive the green light from judges – after she feared the worst when she was asked to perform for a second time.
She said: “The judges weren’t sure whether to let me through and I was worried when I was called back to do the audition again.
“But I felt over the moon when I was told I had made it, I was the happiest person in the world.”
Miss Warrier said she is now practising every day for the regional show where she will sing either Beyonce or Whitney Houston.
TeenStar is a national singing competition which aims to uncover the UK’s best teen and pre-teen singers, songwriters, rappers and vocalists.
Miss Warrier said she decided to take part after being encouraged by her family and the dance crew she performs with, Touch of Life.
She said: “All my family think I can sing so they encourage me. I have always enjoyed singing, I have done it since I was little.
“I don’t know what it is I like about it, but it lets me express myself and my emotions.
“I can get really anxious about being on stage but it will benefit me in that it will hopefully stop me being so nervous.”
Miss Warrier added that her favourite genre of music is RnB and soul.
Anyone who would like more information on TeenStar can visit the website at www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk