An aspiring Leeds popstar is hoping to prove she has got what it takes to make it as a singer in a star-studded CBBC talent show series.
Becky Holmes, 13, is one of eight talented 11 to 14-year-old hopefuls who are taking part in the ‘Got What It Takes?’ show that launched on Wednesday.
She joined her mum Linda at the show’s musical bootcamp, where contestants took on weekly industry challenges in a bid to be crowned star of the show and be given the once-in-a-lifetime prize of performing at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016.
The show, presented by X Factor 2015 star Lauren Platt, sees the youngsters face music challenges each week while their mums face physical tasks.
In the first episode the hopefuls were given a creative challenge by David Tench, music director of The Voice, and S Club 7’s Bradley McIntosh, while the mums were faced with an adrenaline-fuelled zorb ball trial.
Linda, Becky’s mum, said: “It would mean everything to Becky to win as all she’s ever wanted to do was play at some sort of stadium – that’s what she’s always dreamed of.
“She just seemed to take to the show like a duck to water, she didn’t seem nervous at all.”
The ‘Got What It Takes?’ series will run for 10 weeks and the winner will be decided by a public vote later this year.
Becky, who is the only Yorkshire representative in the show and lives in north Leeds, discovered her passion for singing at music sessions provided by Barnardo’s Willow Young Carers Service at The Woolpack Studio in Otley.
The classes gave her respite from helping to care for her older sister Lucy, who has a severe learning disability.
Since taking up singing she has taken part in the annual Open Mic UK and Breeze Has Talent competitions.
CBBC’s ‘Got What It Takes?’ is broadcast on CBBC every Wednesday from 4.30pm.
The show is also available to view on BBC iPlayer. Visit bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/got-what-it-takes.