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By Steve Carpenter Thursday 28 February 2013 Updated: 04/03 13:59
THE LAST two months have been a whirlwind for Cait Green.
Not only has the 14-year-old released a self-penned charity single, but she is also preparing for the biggest gig of her life in the regional final of Teenstar at the NEC on March 23.
"I wasn't expecting to make it through to the final," Cardinal Wiseman School pupil Cait told the Observer.
"For me entering the competition was all about getting some experience.
"It will be nerve-racking singing in front of a large audience but I will have family and friends in the crowd so I'm going to focus on them."
The Teenstar contest attracted over 9,000 entries across the country and is divided into three age categories, 16-19, 13-15 and a special category searching for pre-teens. It has a £20,000 prize pool of industry support with the final being held in The O2, in London.
She added: "I'm so excited the judges liked me. Now if I make it to the final in the O2 in London it would be just amazing."
Cait's singing ability was discovered while at Born in a Barn Recording Studio in Ansty late last year and it was there with producers Roger Greasby and Tony White she recorded Acoustic Coffee, a charity single for The National Society for Phenylketonuria, which Cait suffers from.
Her mum Anna told us: "It's a treatable condition with the right diet, but it lasts a life-time.
“It's diagnosed at birth, but for new parents it's a real shock to have to suddenly get to grips with all of the dietary requirements knowing that their child's health will suffer badly otherwise.”
Asked whether she has plans to record a second single in the furture, Cait added: “Definitely.
“It was really fun. It was a new experience at the start but it's so exciting to be able to record my own single at such a young age.”
“I know what Phenylketonuria is to go through,” said Cait. "So I'd love to support the society that supports me and all the other families where children like me have the condition.”
Acoustic Coffee is available to download by visiting itunes.apple.com/gb/album/acoustic-coffee-single/id602377359.
Bishop Ullathorne pupils Alice Gordon, Paris Srokes, Isabella Rooney and Charly-Mae Catesby, aka girl band Allure, are also in next month's regional Teenstar final.
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