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Hayley's high note

PUBLISHED: 15:44 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:10 25 August 2010

A YOUNG singer is hoping to follow in her idol s footsteps after winning a place in a competition.

A YOUNG singer is hoping to follow in her idol's footsteps after winning a place in a competition.

Hayley Gadd, (pictured above) 16, of Swanley Road, Welling, won a place in the regional final of the Live and Unsigned competition after singing a cover of Crazy for You by her favourite singer Adele.

The Year 11 Bexley Grammar student went through a gruelling audition in front of a panel of judges including BBC Radio 1's chart show and Top of The Pops presenter Mark Goodier.

After texting her mum to say her audition was "rubbish" she was told to wait alongside hundreds of other hopefuls only to be told she had got through to the final.

She said: "I chose the song as the climax is early on. It has a hard part early on so if they stopped my audition early they can see that I am good."

The next round the teenager faces will be the regional heats on April 13 in Basildon, Essex.

She said: "I sing everyday, when I am at home and sometimes at school. I just always liked it.

"I don't see singing as an easy job but the hardest part is to get yourself out there.

"I just want to do something to do with singing, if I can't be a performer I want to be a singer with it like a singing teacher.

"I have been playing guitar for about three lessons and I have been learning Daydreamer again by Adele. It has been quite easy as I have been plucking it."

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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