Westfield Hosts Young Songwriter Showcase on Sunday

See talented winners and finalists perform on the Southern Terrace

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Westfield is hosting a Young Songwriter 2015 live showcase on Sunday June 21 from 2pm till 5.15pm.

The showcase features the winners of the 2015 Song Academy Young Songwriters competition as well as all the finalists and some highly commended entrants.

This year's 2015 judges include Tom Odell, Naughty Boy, Jamie Theakston, Josh Record, Nigel Wright and James Walsh.

This is the third year that the competition winners will perform at Westfield and a huge audience is expected, including the songwriters' friends and family and key figures in the music industry.

The winners of the Young Songwriter 2015 competition are:

7-12 year old category winner: Rosie Sullivan from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland with ‘Runs from the storm’
Runners-up are ‘Behind Your Eyes’ by Rachel Howles from Worcestershire and ‘The Taste of Dust’ by Fintan Rawsthorne from Kent
Special commendation to Ashley Tubridy from Ireland for ‘Shooting Stars’

13-18 year old category winner: Aidan Reid from West Berkshire with ‘Battle Cry’
Runners-up are ‘Faith’ by Emi McDade from Gloucestershire and ‘Regret It Straight Away’ by Connor Mullally from Norfolk
Special commendation to Roman Lewis for ‘Confession’ from Chelsea, London and Gilska Weerakkody from Chiswick, London for ‘Affections’

Runs from the storm by Rosie Sullivan, The taste of dust by Fintan Rawsthorne, Never giving up by Neena-Mae Spencer (West Midlands), Headphones by Fintan Rawsthorne, Behind your eyes by Rachel Howles, Wait for me by Rosie Sullivan, Why can’t the world be friends by Christina Aspen-Serrao (Lancashire), Why do I feel this way by Peter Barrington (Bedfordshire), Shooting Stars by Ashley Tubridy, Disco Crazy by Sofia Goodale, Lucy Benton, Annabel Yeatman & Ira Khosla (Winchester).

I’d do my best for you by Natalie Shay (Enfield, London), Faith by Emi McDade, Undertow by Bella Beney (Dorset), Happy little dark cloud by Laura Brown (Essex), Confession by Roman Lewis, Up in smoke by Sam Easton (Kent), Regret it straight away by Connor Mullally, Affections by Gilska Weerakkody, Battle Cry by Aidan Reid, Wave watching by Bethany Terry (Kent).

Highly commended songs in the 7-12 year old category: Spotlight, Friends, What changed, That’s you, A new beginning, Possibility, I’m over you, The one I need, Baked Beans, My Life.

Highly commended songs in the 13-18 year old category: Justice for blues, Not ready, Mach 5, Apostles, Gold, What made me, Reach, And again, Jessica, Sunlight, Tea for two, Concrete Lies, Stand Tall.

You can listen to the winning songs and see the running order for theSunday afternoon showcase on the Song Academy website. Join the crowd on Westfield's Southern Terrace to cheer on the next generation of songwriters before they are famous and you could also win exclusive goodies signed by some of the judges.


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Be inspired and entertained by the next generation of songwriters aged 8-18!
Come and watch our Young Songwriter 2015 winners, finalists and talented Song Academy members perform live. Free Event.
Win exclusive signed goodies from some of our Young Songwriter 2015 judges, including Tom Odell!
@SongacademyUK www.songacademy.co.uk/says15

Thanks for your support of Song Academy and young talent.

June 20, 2015