Partially deaf girl enters the regional finals of national singing competition!
Posted Sep 23 2011 11:10am
Alice King went through a rough ordeal suffering from a rare and painful condition and three surgeries in three months which left her partially deaf. Her hopes of making a career of singing faded as she lost her confidence when she struggled to hear the notes she was hitting.
Now the teenager is filled with confidence and with the help of teachers at the music school Ring ‘n’ Sing, she relearned how to sing with her new level of hearing.
Alice auditioned for the Open Mic UK competition, a national contest searching for new talent of all genres. Alice competed against 300 other contestants to get into the top 25 regional finalists, which she was successful at!
The next stage of the competition will take place in October and the finals will be performed in front of a large audience at The 02, in London. The winner will receive a recording contract.
Alice was very happy to get through to the final and her mum said: “I’m very, very proud of her for battling on. After she had been ill she stopped singing and it was so nice to hear when she started again.
Well done Alice, we wish you all the best!