Teen singing star puts Chesterfield on the map in CBBC's 'Got What It Takes'
A talented Chesterfield teenager is determined to show off her star factor as she battles it out on CBBC’s ‘Got What It Takes?’ to win a life changing festival performance.
Georgie Mills, 14, from Newbold, is taking part in the unique talent contest in which she must battle against eight of the UK’s most talented young singers, facing weekly music challenges in order to win a performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee later this year.
However, there’s a big twist, as the teens’ mums are the judges, and the ladies must cast votes each week to decide which teen wins the ‘sing off’ with the contestant with the most victories securing an automatic pass to the final.
For the past four weeks, Georgie and family-friend Clare Roberts – who took the place of Georgie’s mum – have battled it out on the show.
Clare said: “Georgie is just an incredible singer, she’s amazing and has done so much for charity and children who have already seen her on the show have got in touch saying they find her an inspiration. She’s got dyslexia so struggles to read the words to songs and it takes her a little longer to learn.”
Georgie, a pupil at Oakdale Junior School, has loved to sing but truly found her voice at age seven after which she began taking part in concerts and charity shows.
The talented teen also recently gained a leading role as Sandy in her school’s performance of the hit movie Grease.
Clare added: “She is such a sweet girl but when she starts to sing it’s like it comes from somewhere else, she’s got such a powerhouse voice. She loves 60s soul music and is amazing at Amy Winehouse – anything powerful she smashes. Her range is incredible, right from the lowest of notes to the highest. She just comes alive on stage.”
Georgie has met a few celebrities along the way and has had to take part in challenges around live-streaming challenge, songwriting, dancing and rapping.
You can follow her journey on iPlayer or watch on CBBC at 5.50pm on Wednesdays.