A YOUNG singer will be making her way down to London this week to take part in auditions for well-known talent show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Nine-year-old Elizabeth Patience, who stays in Maud with her mum Moyra, decided a couple of months ago that she wanted to audition for the talent show after she had heard her friends speaking about the auditions coming up.
“I was on my way to my Grandmas during the school holidays and my friends and I were speaking about it, I went home that day and asked my mum if she would put in an application form,” she said.
So at the request of her daughter, Moyra sent away the form. She received a reply which said they would hear back in October – which they never did.
“It wasn’t until November we heard back,” said Moyra.
“So I played a trick on Elizabeth and put on a sad face, when I told her the news though she couldn’t stop screaming, she was so excited.”
Elizabeth began singing when she joined the Peterhead pantomime last Christmas, and she picked up the award for ‘Best Newcomer’.
She’s been practising already for her audition at her after school club Oscars in Mintlaw, where she sings to her friends.
Elizabeth continued: “I’m stuck between two songs, which are both by Adelle, she’s my favourite pop-star.
“I’m very excited about going, but it will be a busy day, as I have to get the first flight home again on Monday to take part in this year’s pantomime.
“If I do get to see the judges, I hope Michael McIntyre is there, my Dad’s a big fan of him so I’d like to get his autograph for him.”
Moyra added: “Elizabeth has always been in to her music and we often go to concerts, I’m not surprised by this at all. When she took part in the pantomime she just loved it.
“The main thing is that she has fun and enjoys herself.”
Elizabeth will be travelling down for her audition this Sunday, December 4, with mum Moyra, and family friends, Gail and Stuart McKinnon.