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Romford busker Josh Gleaves, 12, in next stage of singing comp

16:00 19 May 2014

Josh Gleaves, from Collier Row, has made it through to the East of England & London Area Finals of the nationwide singing competition, Teenstar.

Josh Gleaves, from Collier Row, has made it through to the East of England & London Area Finals of the nationwide singing competition, Teenstar.

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A 12-year-old boy has reached the next stages of a nationwide singing competition, and is now in arms’ reach of the grand final at the O2.

Josh Gleaves, of Deminion Drive, Collier Row, is a competitor in Teenstar, and sailed through the East of England and London Area Finals which will be taking place at the Beck Theatre, in Middlesex, this weekend.

He said: “It was really exciting to be told that I made it and just hoping the next round goes as well as the last, so I can get to the final!”

Josh busks regularly in Romford but has performed to larger audiences, having taken part in the UK Openmic singing contest last year, and he recently sang at the White Horse Music Festival in Brentwood.

The previous round of Teenstar took place at the Palace Theatre in Southend, where the judges described him as “very confident”.

The Royal Liberty School pupil said: “I have been rehearing non-stop for the London area finals this weekend and cannot wait to get up there and perform.”

On Sunday, Josh will be singing “I see fire” by Ed Sheeran and will be accompanied by his friend Jim on the piano, as well as playing his guitar.

He added: “I think it is such a great opportunity for me and if I get to the final at the O2, something I will never forget.”

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