Michael Carberry, cricket sensation to artist extraordinaire…

Multi-talented Michael Carberry who played cricket for England for over 10 years,  has started a new career swapping his wooden bat for a wooden pencil… and is just as good! Amanda Neale had the opportunity to catch up with the star as they talk about DJ-ing, music and what inspired Michael to try his hand on the decks (listen below). They also caught up on all things cricket and the differences between the sport and arts worlds and discussed how Michael discovered his incredible talent for sketching. Click on the YouTube link below to hear the full interview!

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Meet our JSS Europe winner, Marcus Bagley-Hodkin

By Rachael Summers, JSS artist, reporter and co-presenter Junior Star Singer Songwriter

Alongside the 2018 Junior Star Singer/Songwriter national competition, we travelled a little further to reach talented young people aged 10-16 for Junior Star Singer/Songwriter Europe! This special edition was met with some incredible entries, but there could only be one winner and that lucky person was Marcus Bagley-Hodkin from the UK! I caught up with Marcus for a chat about how he felt to be named European winner and what his plans are for the future.

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Interview with Phoebe, our 2018 solo vocalist competition winner

By Rachael Summers, JSS artist, reporter and co-presenter Junior Star Singer Songwriter

As the 2019 series of Junior Star Singer has kicked off for another year of touring the country searching for more young people with hidden talents, I caught up with the winner of the 2018 solo category, Phoebe Maddison, to find out how she felt following her win.

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Meet our JSS 2018 competition winner, Phoebe Maddison!

So, after a manic but fun search around the towns and cities of the UK, we finally found our Junior Star Singer Songwriter competition winner for 2018! After spending the day with us at the JSS final in London in December, Phoebe Maddison was announced best singer and overall winner of the competition.

Just like 2017 best group winners, Billy and Louie Hughes, Phoebe came to our attention after her performance in the regional heats on Swindon FM.

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The Junior Star Singer Songwriter final – the day where everyone was a winner

Following on from our success in the Junior Star Singer competition in 2017, we came down to the studios in London, on the day of the final, to perform the demo of the song we co- wrote for the contestants. It must have been hard for the contestants because we only sang it once. Although they had the opportunity to record the demo on their phones, it still must have been a challenging task practising in the same space as all the others who were also busy trying out the song as well!

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