Talented Ashton student aiming to impress judges tomorrow
Saturday 15th March 2014 @ 09:00 by Max Wieland

Ashton Sixth Form student Oliver Newall has been given the big thumbs up by judges at the Teenstar auditions.

Oliver, who is in his first year at the college, has made it through to the regional finals of the UK’s only singing competition aimed directly at teens, and will take to the stage on tomorrow (March 16) to showcase his talent  in front of a live audience.

Future Music, the company behind budding stars such as X Factor talent Jahmene Douglas and Lucy Spraggan, is spearheading the campaign.

Oliver, now in the running to follow in the footsteps of last year’s X Factor runner up and previous TeenStar winner Luke Friend, is delighted at the chance to prove his worth, although admitting that he is a little apprehensive about the big day.

The Curzon Ashton PA announcer told us: “I’m really looking forward to the regional final this year it’s a great opportunity for me.”

Thousands of hopefuls entered TeenStar nationwide, with only a pocket of talent selected for the regional head-to-head battle.

“To get my music out there and a chance to do what I do and perform in front of an audience is really exciting,” he told us.

“It’s the second time I’ve been in the Competition and hopefully this year I can go one step further and make the grand final.”

The severity of the competition mustn’t be underestimated, with previous winner ‘Birdy’ having a meteoric rise within the industry. Despite the competitions renowned difficulty, Oliver has his sight firmly set on the stars.