Bethany’s talent shines through


A YOUNG singer from St Helens is in the running for a coveted national award.

Fifteen-year-old Bethany McDonald has already impressed judges in the Open Mic UK 2011 competition - and she’s now set to compete for a place in the grand final at London’s O2 Arena.

Bethany, a student of the Stagepro Academy, made it through the audition stage with ease and will take part in a live head-to-head battle with other singers at Birmingham’s NEC Arena on October 29.

If successful, she could win a place at the national grand final.