TEENAGE singer songwriter Holly Morwenna, has made it through to the regional finals of the national Open Mic UK contest.
Holly, 15, will be looking to gain a place in the national semi finals on October 6 and is proud to be representing Devon.
She is hoping she will get to perform in the finals which will be staged at the 02 arena later this year.
Rupert McDonald, Holly’s guitar teacher from Exeter's Academy of Music & Sound, said: “She is a really exciting young artist. Genuine songs and genuine talent. Holly’s voice and musicianship are extremely advanced for one so young.”
Her father Lee Rawlings added: “Holly has been singing all her life and has a passion that could see her fulfilling her dream. She has pure talent and when ‘in the zone’ is mesmerising to listen to and watch. I am very proud.”
Her mum, Pik Rawlings, said "Holly discovered her singing voice when she was three and we were so surprised at her perfect pitch even as a toddler. Since then, there has been no stopping her, she was born to sing.”
Said Holly: “I am hoping to become a recording artist. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, for as long as I can remember, to be a professional recording artist. I remember making songs up when I was four years old with my little brother, when were on holiday in Scotland. That was when I knew I wanted to be a singer.”
Her Youtube channels have gained nearly half a million views between them and a thousand subscribers have clicked to watch her perform her original tunes live in and around Exeter with highly positive feedback.
You can back Holly by watching/ commenting on her youtube channel: hollymorwennamusic, twitter feeds @x_morwennah_x and Facebook www.facebook.com/hollymorwennamusic