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TV Producers Seek Young Talent in Richmond

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

Last Thursday the producers of the new reality TV show ‘The Voice Kids’ visited children local performing arts school, Little Voices, where over 20 talented youngsters auditioned!

Open auditions are available until 2 September so there is still time for your kids to apply.


Little Voices Principal, Ashlea Pearson, was approached by the programme’s research team in May. They had heard of Little Voices’s outstanding reputation for providing expert singing training for talented boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years and pupils had the opportunity to meet the producers and perform individually for them.  Over 20 pupils took part in the evening, performing two ‘a capella’ songs and chatting openly with the producers about themselves and their experiences.

Max Moorehouse, aged 11 years, a regular to the West End having starred in “The Railway Children’, auditioned and performed ‘Close every door’ from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and ‘Photograph’ by award winning English songwriter Ed Sheeran. Others pupils and song choices included; Arabella Coco Scanlon aged 11 years who performed ‘Memory’ From Cats the musical, Alexander Nuria aged 11 years who performed his rendition of ‘Break Free’ by Arianna Grande, Neva Jansen aged 7 years performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen and Olivia Newby aged 10 years performed her tear dropping rendition of ‘When we were young’ by Adele.

Pupils also talked to the producers about their passions outside of performing arts including fundraising and campaigning against animal rights. It was clear that there is local talent and that the next generation are going to be impressively involved with making a big difference with their music and ambitions as they grow up. The confidence of these young people shone so brightly and is something that Little Voices Principal, Ashlea, is passionate to nurture in young people.

She said, “It is so fantastic to see children having this unique experience here within their own performing arts lessons. I am so proud of how each and every child has not only performed but has confidently been interviewed. Drama and Singing training is not just fun and about ‘the stage performance’ it is about life skills and the next generation receiving additional education to set them up for life with presentation, confidence, eye contact and self belief. At Little Voices we pride ourselves in providing outstanding tuition, expert guidance, support and traditional methods of teaching drama and singing, our pupils’ natural talents can flourish here. So much so that they are already climbing up the ladder!”

The Voice Kids is due to launch in 2017 on ITV.  Open audition applications are open until the 2 September 2016 and presenters and coaches are due to be announced soon for the new junior version. The Little Voices team, parents and pupils are eagerly awaiting to hear about the next stage of auditions.

If your child would like the chance to audition for The Voice Kids, please click here

Little Voices classes are held in various venues locally, including Christ’s School, Queen’s Road, Richmond

Please contact Ashlea on: 0208 088 0113 or visit the website

pastedGraphicLittle Voices is an organisation that uses Singing and Drama to develop confidence and self- esteem in young people by teaching them in engaging after-school lessons. Children are taught within a unique framework of specialised Drama and Singing lessons, in groups of no more than six pupils working towards highly respected and accredited musical theatre, drama, acting and communication examinations through L.A.M.D.A. Classes are held across South West London.

Author: Lara Milward

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