A youngster from the borough has wowed the judging panel on a nationwide singing competition.
Twelve -year-old Amonik Melaco, from West Monkseaton, is through to the regional final of Teenstar, and will compete against others in the under 12 category at the Mill Volvo Theatre in Newcastle on Saturday, March 22.
The Monkseaton Middle School pupil, who currently attends vocal lessons at Anna Leigh’s Vocal Studio in North Shields, will be performing in Seussical the Musical with Saturday Stage School at the Playhouse Whitley Bay in July 2014.
He will also be playing the title role in Bugsy Malone at Monkseaton Middle School in June 2014 as well as being in the cast of Les Miserables with Day 8 Productions.
Chris Grayston, events coordinator for TeenStar, said: “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist.”
Visit www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk for more details.