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Unsigned Newcastle singer to perform at the arena

An unsigned singer from Newcastle says she is 'shocked and beyond words' after winning The Big Audition. The competition prize is the opportunity to sing at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

Danielle Brown will open the Christmas Live show. This is one of the biggest gigs in the North East with more than ten chart acts taking to the stage.

Danielle battled it out with 11 other finalists last night. Her take on Elle King's Ex's and Oh's impressed the judging panel and she was crowned winner of the 2016 competition.

Danielle on stage at Newcastle College Credit: ITV

Little Mix miss out on BRIT Awards

The Little Mix girls missed out on two BRIT Awards for Best Video and Best Single. They were nominated for Black Magic. Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards from South Shields took their mothers to the event. The group lost out to One Direction for Video and Adele for Single, but were the hot topic on social media for their performance.

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Another North East talent, Jin Jin was nominated alongside Jess Glynne for her work on Hold My Hand. Jin Jin, who is the daughter of the former Sunderland footballer Gary Bennett, went home empty handed too.

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