Verity ready to be a TeenStar

Verity Kinnon
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Blackpool girl Verity Kinnon is on the verge of something big.

The 13-year-old has made it through to the area final of a major singing competition for teenagers.

Mind you, she’s a bit surprised about it all, because she thought her performance in the regional final, held at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, wasn’t one of her best.

“I can’t believe I got through,” said the Montgomery High School pupil.

“I sang a few wrong notes and I thought I’d blown it. Then they shouted my name out as the winner, and the whole place erupted.”

The area final takes place on May 18, again at the Royal Northern College, but now the exciting part – if Verity triumphs again, she will go through to the grand final, to be held at the O2 Arena in London.

“That would be a massive thing for her and she is really excited about the prospect,” said proud mum Bev.

“I think she’s starting to realise how big things are getting now and she’s getting a little nervous – but hopefully she’ll be OK on the day.”

The competition, called TeenStar, gives talented youngsters a chance to gain some national recognition.

Verity, who as well as being a singing star plays footie for Blackpool FC Under-13s girls, will be cheered on in the area final by her family, including dad Francis and her brother and sister, Benjamin and Kimberley.