SWINDON’S own young singing superstar Phoebe Maddison will perform in front of 80,000 people after winning a competition in London’s West End.

She reached the battle rounds of The Voice Kids last year and has been in high demand ever since.

The 15-year-old performed in the grand final of the West End Calling musical theatre competition in Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Other Palace Theatre earlier this week.

And she impressed the professionals on the judging panel enough to be crowned the winner.

Phoebe said: “I absolutely adore musical theatre, it’s my first love. My dream is to perform in a West End show so to have the chance to sing on stage there was amazing. I love stepping into another character and being someone else while still bringing something of my own into the songs.

“I was so shocked when I found out I’d won, I really didn’t believe it. There was such a high level of talent from everybody, it was great to learn from them and I honestly think any of them could have won. The judges perform on the West End regularly so for them to pick me as the winner meant a lot.”

As part of her prize, Phoebe will sing Quiet by Jonathan Reid Gealt, the song she performed during the competition’s final, in the two-day West End Live concert in Trafalgar Square which is expected to attract more than 80,000 people.

An array of musical theatre stars will perform with her. F famous faces from previous years include Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

The concert begins on June 22, one of several events, including last night’s Mayor’s Dinner.

Phoebe added: “The Trafalgar Square concert is my biggest live gig and I’m quite nervous but so excited. I’ll be sharing the main stage with professionals from shows like Wicked and Aladdin, I can’t wait, and after my song’s done I can just watch the rest of the concert and enjoy the experience. I’m singing here there and everywhere now, it’s starting to feel almost normal but I still get nervous and worried about how my performance will go, and I still can’t believe I’m being asked to do these events, I’m living my dream every day.”

Dad Antony told the Adver: “We are immensely proud of Phoebe and all she’s achieved.”