Emily Young Musician

Wigan Young Musician of the Year Intermediate class 2018

One Saturday in May, I went to Wigan and I auditioned for the Wigan Young Musician of the Year 2018. Over 500 people auditioned for entry, intermediate and advanced levels. I auditioned in front of a crowd of contestants and two adjudicators. I performed ‘Honeybun’ from South Pacific and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables.

There were some other very talented pupils. After all the contestants had performed, a lady named Sharon Darby told us all that, if we were through to the next round in the competition, we would receive a letter saying that we were invited to the final stage but even if I didn’t get through, I was so happy to have had that experience. One week later, I had just come back from school and I had received a letter saying “I’m delighted to inform you that you have been selected to perform in the grand final”. I was jumping for joy, I was so happy. After that, I rehearsed every day. I arrived early on 30th of June so that I could practise. I went downstairs where all the other contestants were and I got very nervous because I knew that I was going to perform very soon. All the students wished each other good luck and then I was called to perform. After my performance, we waited whilst the adjudicators made their final decision. We all went up to the stage and it was then that I heard him say “And the winner of the intermediate class for the Jemma Louise Roberts trophy is… Emily Worrall!” I was shocked and my family was so proud! And to top it all off I got a picture with the mayor. I will never forget such an amazing night!