Final spot for teenage star

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A teenage singer hopes to follow in the footsteps of George Sampson, Faryl Smith and other Britain’s Got Talent child stars.

After months of rounds and regional finals, Amy-Jo Clough, 15, has reached the national final of Festival4Stars - one of the biggest talent searches in the country.

Carnforth High School pupil Amy-Jo will be one of 20 finalists from all over the country competing for the title in November.

She earned the spot after she appeared in front of music professionals to show off her vocals and performance skills.

Amy-Jo said: “I’m proud to be from Bolton-le-Sands, and in Lancaster and Morecambe we have a lot of talent when it comes to the music scene.

“I hope I can make them proud.”

Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson and finalist Faryl Smith are former winners of the contest.

Amy-Jo is keeping busy in the meantime singing all over the North West.

She performed at Morecambe Seaside Festival in September and was awarded the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Inspirational Young People for her contributions towards charity.

Amy-Jo has raised thousands for the Ryan Stanford Appeal on behalf of a four-year-old boy from Lancaster who has a rare genetic disease.