Aspiring singer, 10, performs a song each day for 100 days to brighten up lockdown

AN ASPIRING young singer has been belting out tunes each day for 100 days to keep smiles on people’s faces during lockdown.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 3:08 pm

Mia Lintott, a 10-year-old performer from Lovedean, has been uploading videos of herself to Facebook singing favourite songs from films and musicals and even learning new tunes to perform.

On Sunday, Mia performed her 100th consecutive song, with her efforts gaining plenty of compliments since she first started posting on Purbrook entertainer Mark Harris’ Facebook group ‘Entertain - it’s what we do best’.

Musical theatre performer Mia said: ‘I started my song a day because singing is my favourite thing to do. It makes me so happy so I wanted to make everyone else happy in this difficult time.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Keen performer Mia Lintott, 10 from Lovedean, has been singing a song every day for 100 days to cheer people up during lockdown. Pictured: Mia with her trophy given to her by entertainer Mark Harris, who has offered her a free recording session in his studio

‘I am so proud of myself for making so many people smile and I will definitely not stop singing. Thank you to everyone for all your support.’

Mark presented Mia with a trophy to commend her for brightening up people’s days during the unsettling times, and has also invited Mia to record her first album at his home studio.

Read More

Read More
Knitted creations adorn trees at Farlington care home which has 'thrived' during...

Mark said: ‘Mia was one of the first people to post a singing video on my page, she was extremely shy and it was almost like she didn’t want to do it.

Keen performer Mia Lintott, 10 from Lovedean, has been singing a song every day for 100 days to cheer people up during lockdown. Pictured: Mia with Mark Harris, who awarded her a trophy and has offered her a free session in his recording studio

‘From then on with all the positive comments and all the shares she became more and more confident and has never let us down.

‘Although a little trophy isn’t enough to thank her it’s certainly something she can keep as a memory.’

Proud mum Dee, dad Steve and little brother JJ, seven, have been cheering Mia on as her confidence in performing has grown over the last 100 days.

Dee said: ‘She’s just done amazingly, she’s been so determined. She’s always been quite shy and six months ago she wouldn’t sing in front of anyone.

‘For us, watching her growing and becoming what she wanted to be is amazing. She’s so confident now and she knows she can sing and people think she can sing, it’s been a really big journey for her.

‘She has touched the hearts of so many people without really realising.’

To listen to all of Mia’s lockdown performances, visit facebook.com/mialintottsingingpage

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on portsmouth.co.uk. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to portsmouth.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit our Subscription page now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.