This year the bubbly teenage singer/songwriter managed to go one better and took the title.
The former winner of The News’ Instant Star competition said: ‘I was just happy to be nominated, I really wasn’t expecting to win.
‘Some of the others are my friends, and I know they’re very talented, so to win is amazing.’
The 19-year-old released her debut EP last year, A Hairdresser Called Sid’s, and played tonnes of gigs – as well as an impressive five sets at Victorious Festival over the weekend. She also did some writing with platinum-selling artist Newton Faulkner.
‘I’ve had such a great year, being really busy and doing what you love is the best thing ever.
‘I’ve got quite a few writing sessions lined up and hopefully I’ll be asked back to Victorious, as that was definitely a highlight of my year, and play some other festivals as well.
‘I hope to release another EP, and hopefully that will be a bit more produced, because the first one was just very acoustic, and do some more local radio too.’