A VALE teenager has been given the thumbs up by judges at the Teen Star auditions.

Aimee Fae Robinson Clayton, aged 13, of Norton, near Evesham, made it through to the regional finals of the UK’s only singing competition specifically for teens and pre-teens, and will now be performing in live showcases of the competition.

If she wins at the next round of the event, taking place at the N.E.C. on March 30, the singer will follow in the footsteps of artists such as Luke Friend and Birdy.

Aimee Fae said: "I feel happy and quite excited as this is one of the biggest things I've been in."

The latter stages of the competition will also provide acts with the opportunity to impress many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry as well as judges from BBC Introducing, national radio and regional press with judges becoming more prestigious as the competition progresses.

Chris Grayston, events coordinator for TeenStar added: "We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer, another Birdy or Luke Friend that can go all the way, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist. There is so much talent out there I’m sure we can find that star again."

For more information visit teenstarcompetition.co.uk.