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.