STAR SUPERKIDS: Budding Sheffield star Sophie wins when she’s singing

Sophie Stanbra, aged nine, of Wales, Sheffield, winner of Killamarsh's Got Talent.
Sophie Stanbra, aged nine, of Wales, Sheffield, winner of Killamarsh's Got Talent.

LITTLE songstress Sophie Stanbra has won a talent show - and it was the first time she had sung for an audience.

The nine-year-old, who is one of more than 50 youngsters nominated for a Star Superkids award, won the under 10s age group category at Killamarsh Has Got Talent.

Budding singer Sophia was also using a microphone for the first time when she took part in the show and she still managed to blow the crowd away with her version of Castle on a Cloud from Les Miserables.

The JLS fan also plays the piano and is a member of Dinnington Operatic Society.

Sophie, a pupil at Wales primary school in Sheffield, said: “It was very exciting.

“I was just sitting there and crossing my fingers hoping that I would win.”

Her proud mum Laura Stanbra, of Firtree Drive, Wales, added: “She’d never sung on stage before or spoken in front of people - nothing like that.

“I hear her singing all the time but you expect them to be timid on stage. She came across really well.”

She added: “Sophie has always been interested in music and dancing.

“She saw a poster at school for the competition and just wanted to give it a go.

“She did brilliantly.”

Singing and dancing star April Parker, aged 14, won the under-16s category of Killamarsh Has Got Talent with her performance of Adele’s big hit Make You Feel My Love.

She is also nominated for a Superkids award.

Entries are now closed for The Star Superkids awards, which recognise brave, inspirational or talented youngsters.

The event is in its 16th year and culminates with a glittering awards ceremony held in the city.

More than 50 nominations have been received by the organisers of this year’s competition.