Talented Thurrock singer just one step away from major grand final


RAGAN Price from South Ockendon is now just one step away from playing the TeenStar 2017 Grand Final after impressing the TeenStar judges again!

Ragan Price, aged 16 has now made it through to the Area Finals so is one good performance away from playing one of the greatest live music venues
in the world.

All Grand Finalists will feature on SKY TV on Showcase TV in a special one off show.

Follow Ragan’s success by liking her Facebook page: @RaganPriceUk

TeenStar is an exciting national singing and dancing competition searching for the UK’s best teen and pre-teen singers, singer/songwriters, rappers, dancers and dance groups of all genres and styles. TeenStar is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy and Union J’s Jaymi Hensley. For the first time, ever, the competition has now opened its doors to dancers too! With even more talent entering the competition, the TeenStar competition is an exciting opportunity for teens and pre-teens across the UK.

One contestant who has evidently caught the judge’s eye is local talent Ragan Price, who is still in the running to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Luke Friend and Emily Middlemas, and compete for the last time for a place in the Grand Final.

Thousands of hopefuls entered TeenStar nationwide and hundreds of competitors performed for their turn to impress the judges, where only six performers were selected to progress to the Area Final. One of these lucky six, is our own Essex girl Ragan Price and will now yet again take part in a live head-to-head battle alongside the best talent in the country. They’ll be performing in front of thousands of audience members and a professional judging panel to win a place at the National Grand Final.

Chris Grayston, Events Coordinator for TeenStar comments “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 or dance act. Now with the addition of dance acts, these shows are going to be so exciting to watch and judge! There is so much talent out there I’m sure we can find that star again!”
All competitors are aiming to make it to that prestigious Grand Final where the spotlight will be shone on them and as well as being crowned TeenStar Champion, the overall winner will win huge prizes such as; recording an album, shooting a music video, scholarships to the Flawless Dance School, sponsorship from Squad Dancewear and more.

The overall singing winner of Teenstar will win:

Production of your album in one of the UK’s finest recording studios, River Studios.
Working with a top producer on your songs.
Fully produced video of the single of your choice.

An initial extensive winner’s publicity package (previous winners coverage includes; BBC and ITV television, Rewind Magazine, Mojo, RWD, Q Magazines and more).

A comprehensive consultation and development package which includes image and brand advice, a social media revamp, and access to industry contacts, plus more.

This stage 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. Past judges for Future Music competitions include Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale MBE, KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges and four time Ivor Novello award winner Mark Hill, also known as one half of the Artful Dodger, plus A&R reps from Sony, Warner and Syco Entertainment.

Birdy’s career has gone from strength-to-strength since winning a Future Music Competition in 2008, after securing a deal with Warner Music and watching her debut album achieve Gold status in the UK and platinum status throughout Europe, and receiving a 2014 BRIT award nomination.

Hopefully the TeenStar 2017 winner can go on to gain a similar success.
For more information go to the website www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk, or better still come down and support your local talent performing! You can purchase tickets from the website
www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk, as well as on the door subject to availability or from Ragan Price.

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