SINGER Emily Badger won this year’s Search for a Star at the Austin Sports and Social Club.
It was Emily’s third attempt after making the final two years ago and finishing runner-up.
The 19-year-old, who studies accountancy at Wolverhampton University, wowed the judges with her set which included Never Enough, You’re My World, a song by Paloma Faith, Uptown Funk and Proud Mary.
Never Enough – from The Greatest Showman – was clearly a popular choice with the artists. It was performed three times on the night.
Emily told The Standard: “I’m speechless – absolutely overwhelmed.
“Everyone on this stage tonight was outstanding.
“When they read fourth, third and second out, I thought I might not be placed.”
Emily’s proud mum Debbie Copson said: “It was a very tough line-up.
“Everyone was amazing.
“She’s done so well to win this tonight.
“Emily’s just started driving and has bought a car so the prize money will go towards paying for that.”
Emily won £2,000 as well as the Search For A Star title and trophy and performed Cilla Black’s You’re My World as her winning song.
This year's Search for a Star winner – Emily Badger
Posted by Bromsgrove Standard on Saturday, 6 April 2019
Keri Hoffman from Hereford came second, receiving £1,000.
Jasmine Rawlings finished third.
Sean Duggan finished fourth.