Search

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.

Archant

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.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

38 minutes ago

As fireworks light up the skies above Havering, firefighters have walked out in a strike that has been described as putting “people’s lives at risk”.

17:45
Enjoy firework displays being held across the borough.

Get into the bonfire spirit with firework nights across the borough.

17:37

A 28-year-old woman spent five hours trapped in her bathroom after the door’s lock failed to open.

The Queen's Theatre has launched a video asking people to support the venue in saying no to cuts being made to their funding.

Queen’s Theatre has released a video plea to its supporters to help it make Havering Council reconsider a proposed funding cut of £200,000.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Another two men were taken to local hospital with serious injuries.

There has never been better news on a Friday afternoon.

And it’s said to be revolutionising access to donor sperm throughout the country.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition