Resort singer set for stardom

A SINGER from Blackpool is ready for stardom as the final touches are put on his debut single.

Ryan Cregan, 14, from South Shore, is releasing his first single entitled In the End on November 8 for Children in Need.

The vocalist has been singing since he was seven and has been given his big break after he was approached by Heath Lanzillotti, an American songwriter.

Ryan was taken to White Wolf recording studios in County Durham to record the single that will be launched at the Excelsior on Lytham Road.

He won the regional final of Idol in 2008, putting him through to the national final.

The Highfield High School pupil said: "Everything is brilliant and it's really exciting.

"I really love Children in Need so I thought I would make the single.

"My family are very proud and very excited for me."

Lee Robson manages Ryan and instantly recognised his talent.

He said: "When I first saw him I noticed his very distinctive voice and he was so different to what I have seen before. To overcome the age barrier we are just going to get him out there as much as we can.

"We have done a lot of promotion on Facebook and we are just hoping that everyone we contact will give him a chance.

Ryan added: "I'm going to continue promoting the song and raise as much money as I can for Children in Need.