Jersey students reach semi-final of West End musical theatre singing competition

  • Listen to the young Jersey singers hoping to perform in London's famous West End. Picture credit: West End Calling / ITV Channel

Five budding musical theatre performers from Jersey have reached the semi-finals of an esteemed UK competition.

Heats for West End Calling were recently held across the British Isles, including at Jersey Arts Centre.

Ella Du Feu, Ellie-Mai Martin, Orielle Stanley, Madeleine Harvey, and Riley De Andrade have all been selected from that event to now attend the semi-finals on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May in Manchester and London.

Jersey singing teacher Nicki Kennedy says: "The fact that there are five young people, all studying with different people, who have been selected to do this is really a testament to what's going on here."

West End Calling is a nationwide competition for aspiring musical theatre performers aged between seven and 21.

From Jersey, Ella is the oldest at 16, while Madeleine is the youngest at eight.

The final is on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May when performers will showcase their talents at a West End theatre in front of an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals.

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