#SAYS17 FINDS TALENTED SONGWRITING STARS
DRUM ROLL…THE WINNERS ARE…
13-18 YEAR CATEGORY WINNER
The #SAYS17 winner is Sophie DeMasi with her original song ‘Enough For Me’
The first runner up is Callum James with ‘Cardboard Spaceship’ and second runner up is Ed Smith with ‘Walls & Bridges’
8-12 YEAR CATEGORY WINNER
The #SAYS17 winner is Zachary Zbar with his original song ‘My Light’
The first runner up is Niamh Jones with ‘My Friend’ and second runner up is Zoe Tredgett with ‘Dreams’
INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER
The #SAYS17 winner is Taylor Gayle with her original song ‘Sophia’s Song’
Our Young Songwriter 2017 showcase in London is on Sunday 4th June, 2-5pm at Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush, London. All winners, finalists and highly commended entrants (of the UK & Ireland entrants) will be invited to perform their SAYS17 songs. Free entry.
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13-18 YEAR CATEGORY FINALISTS
Burning out, Natalie Shay – Mindless Town, Roman Lewis – Cardboard Spaceship, Callum James – Enough For Me, Sophie DeMasi – Here, Casey Kelly-Weekes – Walls and Bridges, Ed Smith – Into The Night, Sam Waites, Tom Hateveld, Mikey Hebdon & Sam Evans – Something To Hope For, Tom Westlake – Downgrade, Tai – I want your number, Madeleine Kemp
8-12 YEAR CATEGORY FINALISTS
Déjà vu, Sophie Elise – For You, Chelsea Becker – Gold, Rosa Purdy – Light It Up, Alexandros Roche – Shield, Anna White, Eleanor Lamb & Grace Cameron-Gale – Dreams, Amelia Warren – Throw your hands up, Luca Zorzi – Dreams, Zoe Tredgett – My Light, Zachary – My Friend, Niamh jones
INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY FINALISTS
Time To Go, Kevin Jones – Summer Dream, Karrington Donald – Sophia’s Song, Taylor Gayle
13-18 Year Category: Race the Moon, Niamh Mulcahy – Mushroom Lovers, IndiaBlueMusic – Hold On, Izzy Mawdesley – The Sound Of Your Voice, Max Elliot – Hypnotized, Elise Christina – Friends, Lucas Ramsell – Wings, Bella Beney – Reborn At The Weekend, India Whitehurst – Never Stopped, Adelaide Adams – Reflection Of Me, Emily Lockett – Wake Up, Oscar Welsh
8-12 Year Category: Ocean Blue, Sarah Khanom – Best Friends, Zoe Efstathiou – Down By The River, Theodora Darili – Soap, Millie Insua
International Category: Let Me Know, Ben Becker – Toxic Love, Riley Michaels – Until the Summer Lasts, Alex Benko – Trapped, Nysza
2017 WINNERS’ PRIZES
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8-12 YEAR OLD ENTRIES
13-18 YEAR OLD ENTRIES
Eg is primarily known for his work with successful commercial pop acts such as Adele, Florence and the Machine, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, Will Young, James Morrison, Pink, Maverick Sabre and Rebecca Ferguson.
Rumer’s debut album, ‘Seasons Of My Soul’, was released via Atlantic Records to commercial and critical acclaim in November 2010. It has since sold over million copies, been nominated for two Brit Awards (Best British Female, Best British Breakthrough Act), and earned Rumer the much-coveted Mojo Award for Breakthrough Act. The impact of such sudden success culminated around the release of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, 2012’s eclectic and impassioned covers record based on male songwriters from the 70’s. In conjunction with a well-documented struggle with Bipolar Disorder, the album still reached #3 in the UK charts, formed many unexpected relationships with the legends she covered, and she performed at The White House for President Obama.
Co-produced by Rob Shirakbari, ‘Into Colour’ is the same Rumer you first fell for, but in a mood you may have not heard her in previously. Musically, it’s more upbeat and sensual, expanding the Technicolour Bacharach sound to further incorporate elements of Philly grooves, Soul, and on the thrilling, once-bitten-twice-shy rush of first single and UK airplay hit ‘Dangerous’, even Disco.
Her latest album This Girl’s In Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook was released in November 2016.