Mercury Mall’s Summer of Sound final to begin

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 August 2016

Bukky Oranit

Bukky Oranit


The finalists of this year’s Summer of Sound talent competition will battle it out on Saturday to be crowned the winner.

Ankita GoswamiAnkita Goswami

The finalists of this year’s Summer of Sound talent competition will battle it out today to be crowned the winner. From dance music and country and western, to musicals and jazz, the contestants will be showing off their singing skills to crowds of shoppers at Romford’s Mercury Mall from 11am. Find out more about each contestant and how to vote for your favourite as Hayley Anderson learns more about all four acts in the running and why each of them believes they should be the one to emerge victorious.

Name: Bukky Oranti

Amanda PollAmanda Poll

Age: 14

From: Upminster

Evie Humphies and Abigail O'Brien are The Sweetest Soundz.Evie Humphies and Abigail O'Brien are The Sweetest Soundz.

Previous song choices: I chose Real Love by

Mary J. Blige because it has a fun vibe and it is uplifting and Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande as it is quite a well known song at the moment and I can hopefully make it my own. I also chose to sing Ben by Michael Jackson as I wanted a chance to show that I can be open-minded and think outside the box.

Ambition: Ever since I was younger I wanted to be a singer and I promise that if you vote for me I will not let you down.

Name: Ankita Goswami

Age: 15

From: Barkingside

Previous song choices: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was the first song I sang in public so it means a lot to me and I also like Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith, because I love the slow melodies of Bond songs – I like how I can express this song.

I chose I Want You Back by Jackson 5 as well because I really like the rhythm and Michael Jackson is a legend to me.

Ambition: I’d love a career based around music and to make people happy through my music.

Name: Amanda Poll

Age: 38

From: Ardleigh Green

Previous song choices: Shout by Lulu and What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes

Ambition: I used to do a Pink tribute act for years, until 10 years ago when I stopped singing due to my now ex-husband constantly putting me down and causing me to lose all my confidence and desire to perform.

I would now like to perform a tribute to Meghan Trainor [of All About That Bass fame] as she is a popular and current female singer.

I would love to get back into singing again now that I am getting my love for it and confidence back.

I am probably too old to become a pop star, but I would love to get some great gigs again.

I really love entertaining people and making them smile and be happy.

Name: The Sweetest Soundz (Evie Humphries and Abigail O’Brien)

Age: 10

From: Hornchurch and Gidea Park

Previous song choices: Can’t Fight the Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes, Someone Like You by Adele and Don’t Speak by No Doubt

Ambition: We would like to be singers or actresses because it makes us happy.

You should vote for us because we love it and it’s been our dream to do this since we were in nursery.

It would mean the world to us to just get through so please like us on YouTube.

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