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Gorleston pupil in good voice

PUBLISHED: 17:21 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:02 03 July 2010

Katy Jones with her talent contest prize

Katy Jones with her talent contest prize

SHE may only be 12-years-old but a Gorleston pupil packs a voice and talent as powerful as anyone twice her age.

And now Katy Jones has been hailed as this year's Lowestoft Sunrise Talent Competition winner.

SHE may only be 12-years-old but a Gorleston pupil packs a voice and talent as powerful as anyone twice her age.

And now Katy Jones has been hailed as this year's Lowestoft Sunrise Talent Competition winner.

The youngster, who lives in Oulton Broad and attends Cliff Park High School, got the vote just ahead of Belton songstress Charlotte Bullen, and Lowestoft singer Leon Lambert, in Sunday's final.

Held at the Hotel Victoria, it featured 13 acts whose ages ranged from 11 to 23.

But it was Katy who narrowly got the judges verdict and she picked up a silver salver from the Princes Trust and a £500 cheque for coming out tops while the two runners up also received a silver salver each and prize money worth £250 and £100 respectively.

Katy said: “I was so excited I didn't go to bed until after midnight. To win is fantastic.”

Katy started her singing and dancing when she was nine, and has had a few credentials behind her, playing Molly in Annie, at the Marina Theatre, in Lowestoft, along with Jungle Book and Christmas Carol, also at the theatre.

She is a member of Potters Theatre School at Hopton, and is planning to join the Kinza Ellis Dance School after the school half term break. Her ambition is to work on stage either at Potters or in the West End.

Katy revealed how she plans to spend her winnings; £300 towards a school trip to China next month, £50 to her mum Kathy, £20 for her brother Keiran, 13, who is off to South African to play cricket, and the rest into savings and a docking station.

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