Talented Phoebe makes it through to the final round of a national talent contest

Pheobe McCallan (12) has got through to semi-finals of national talent show, Britain Does Variety.   Pictured as character from My Fair Lady.

Pheobe McCallan (12) has got through to semi-finals of national talent show, Britain Does Variety. Pictured as character from My Fair Lady.

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SINGER, dancer and actress Phoebe McCallan has wowed judges and made it through to the finals of a national variety competition.

The 12-year-old of The Brow, Widley, performed at the regional finals of the Britain Does Variety talent contest.

Her rendition of Wouldn’t It Be Lovely, from My Fair Lady, has secured her a place in the national finals, where she will compete against 30 other talented youngsters.

Phoebe dreams of becoming an actress or West End star and goes to the Sexton School of Dance, which meets in St Albans Church, Copnor Road, Copnor.

They helped the aspiring youngster with her winning choreography.

Phoebe had a 25-strong team of people in the crowd eagerly watching her in support.

Mum Michelle Watts, 39, said: ‘I’m really proud of her getting this far.

‘I know I am biased but Phoebe was absolutely fantastic, the audience went crazy for her.’

Portsmouth-born actress Emma Barton, who played Honey Mitchell in EastEnders, was one of the judges in the regional finals held in Aldershot.

‘After Phoebe’s performance Emma rushed out to find me and tell me Phoebe is a triple threat because she can sing, act and dance.

‘‘She then went backstage to find Phoebe and congratulate her because it went so well.

‘She also told Phoebe to make sure she does the same act at the finals.’

The finals take place in Northamptonshire on June 11.

Prizes for the under 18 category include performing at the O2 Arena, London and £500.

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