Singer Sarah scoops £10,000 in national competition
PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 January 2013
A WESTON singer has scooped a ‘life changing’ sum of £10,000 and a day in a recording studio after winning a national competition.
Sarah Eden-Winn, aged 26, beat 4,000 entrants and was crowned the national winner of the Horse Factor - run by Greene King’s family pub the Hungry Horse.
The winner has been singing since she was nine years old and entered the competition earlier this year in the hope of getting her name and voice recognised.
She said: “I entered in the hope it would help me boost my career and the prize sounded too good to not give it a go.
“I didn’t enter thinking for one second that I would win and at the sound check on the day I got really nervous hearing how good everyone was.
“When it was announced that I had got through to the final three, I just couldn’t wait to sing again, it feels so right when I am on stage.
“For years I have been singing my heart out in as many places as possible to try and get noticed. Currently I work as a singer but it doesn’t bring in much money.
“Winning the £10,000 to me is life changing and the day in a recording studio is a great opportunity.
“For the past five years I have been the lead singer in a cover band, which has brought some wonderful opportunities, such as performing at Wembley.
“My boyfriend and my family have all been so supportive and they were so proud of me when I told them I had won the competition. It was very surreal and an emotional day.”
Sarah has decided to invest the money in her future, by spending it on new equipment, travelling to London to perform and putting together some original material to take to record labels.
She added: “Singing is my life, my passion; it means the world to me. Winning this competition has given me the confidence to put myself out there and really try and make it.”
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