A MELKSHAM teenager hopes to be on the road to singing stardom just six months after picking up the mic for the first time.
Sarah Louise Jones, 17, a former Melksham Oak pupil had never sung in public until April when she made her public debut at an open mic night at the Pilot after being encouraged to get on stage by her sister. This came after Sarah was heard singing in her room by her sister who was amazed by what she was hearing and encouraged her sister to take up singing.
Since then, she has been performing regularly at the Pilot’s open mic nights as well as making progress in other competitions. She recently won an adult singing competition in Devon where she performed in front of hundreds of spectators. Buoyed by her success she entered the Open Mic UK competition held in Bristol – an event that has produced the likes of Lucy Spraggan and Jermaine Douglas. Sarah once again impressed, as she made it through to the next stage.
Sarah said, “I just want to try my best whenever I get on stage. My family have been so supportive and I want to see how far I can go. I plan on entering more competitions further afield and going for big events like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. My confidence is improving all the time but as soon as I start singing, my nerves go away and I’m fine.
“I always enjoyed singing but never thought I would be where I am now. I really enjoy it and I’m so glad I was encouraged to sing.”
All of Sarah’s live performances can be found on her live Youtube channel which can be found by typing ‘Sarah Lou Jones’ into the search bar.