We’re extremely excited to announce our Young Songwriter 2014 finalists. Ten finalists in each age group (7-12 years and 13-18 years). It was a challenging judging process as we attracted fantastic talent across the UK and Ireland. There were many entrants who showed incredible potential but didn’t make the top ten – these will be awarded special commendations shortly.
Please have a listen to the finalists songs – which one is your favourite?
Our high profile judging panel includes, Eg White (written for Adele, Duffy, James Morrison), Fraser T Smith (written for Adele, Sam Smith, Taio Cruz, Pixie Lott), Barry Mason (written for Tom Jones and Elvis Presley), Rob Davis (written for Spiller and Kylie Minogue) , Lyn Goddard (songwriter and producer), Denzyl Feigelson (advisor to Apple and iTunes and founder of Artists without a label), Debbie Wiseman MBE (composer, conductor and presenter), Jamie Theakston (Heart FM), Nicky Cox (editor of First News), Amy Studt (singer songwriter), Lou Rhodes (singer songwriter), Mark Hill (written for Ed Sheeran and Craig David), Harry Leckstein (Head of Music Business at Tech Music School), Lili Tarkow-Reinisch (written for Ellie Goulding) and Jamie Scott (written for One Direction).
Winner and runners up in each age category will be announced on the 12th May.