EPPING: Schoolgirl outshines hundreds of hopefuls in songwriting contest (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Epping schoolgirl impresses judges to make it to live rounds of Open Mic UK
A YOUNG musician who only took up songwriting two years ago is preparing to perform in front of 600 people.
Anna Wells, 14, of The Plain, Epping, took up piano playing four years ago and began writing her own songs shortly after.
The talented teenager - a pupil of Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green - has landed a place in the live rounds of singing contest Open Mic UK after standing out from hundreds of hopefuls at auditions in Bedfordshire on Sunday (September 16).
Anna will now take part in a live showcase at Highlight Comedy Club in Watford on October 28, where she will perform her own composition Love Isn't Just a Game.
"It's about my understanding of love - not knowing about it and what I presume it is like," said Anna.
The youngster has yet to decide whether she will pursue her hobby as a career.
"It's definitely a route I'm thinking of going down, but I wouldn't want to make too many decisions straight away in case other things come up."
If successful, Anna stands a chance of performing in a grand final at the O2.
Proud dad David, 45, said: "I have to say it absolutely amazed me and she's got a natural feel for jazz.
"She's not particularly extrovert, but when she's on stage it doesn't affect her too much."
To see Anna performing her composition, click here .
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