A 12-year-old singer won the final of Norfolk’s Got Talent in Fincham last week after impressing the judges, including ex-EastEnder Dean Gaffney, with her winning performance.
Nine finalists battled it out to win the cash prize and trophy for this year’s final, but it was Abigail Miller who finally took the title after her rendition of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know.
Abi said: “I have met so many inspirational people in the last few months and winning Norfolk’s Got Talent was the icing on the cake. It was a fantastic feeling when my name was read out and it was really lovely to meet Melody, Joe, Dean and Lemon. My friends and family have been amazing and so supportive of me.”
The Chatteris youngster has a passion for singing and music, idolising acts like Jessie J and Ed Sheeran which showed in her final performance, and she hopes to learn guitar this year as well.
She only started singing four months ago when she auditioned for Party in the Park, which is held during the midsummer festival in Chatteris. Since gaining her confidence Abigail has attended some open mic sessions and acoustic groups held in Whittlesey.
Competition organiser Melody Rose said: “It was great to see the talent show had spread further afield this year, with second place trophy going to 16-year-old Josh Clark, from Downham, with a storming street dance act and third place medals going to nine-year-olds Maddie and Izzy for a self-choreographed dance routine.
“We would like to congratulate all finalists as they did brilliantly and to Timbers Country Lodge for supplying such a lovely venue for Norfolk’s Got Talent’s fourth annual show. It was a fantastic night and feedback was great.”
Judges this year included Dean Gaffney, 2009 finalist on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and former Eastenders star. He was joined by Lynn singer-songwriter Joe Reed, last year’s Norfolk’s Got Talent Winner and up-and-coming pop talent Lemon.
Lemon finished the evening off with a performance of her new song Bright Lights, which she sang with Joe Reed on the acoustic guitar.