A FORMER Stanney High School pupil is hitting the high notes after winning a BBC talent show.
Michelle Lawson, 23, of Elton, entered the BBC's Urban Choice Awards 2001 and after judges sifted through more than 1,300 entries she was chosen as one of the 20 short-listed acts who performed at the semi-finals held at Maida Vale Studios in early September.
After being selected as one of the six finalists, she was chosen as the outright winner and will now perform on Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice on BBC Choice and BBC2.
Trevor Nelson says his series has established a reputation for attracting major international stars like Barry White but also for unearthing new talents.
He said: 'After just one series we have gathered a strong following and critical praise as well as a nomination for the Golden Rose of Montreux for best international music show.
'Michelle is a full-time soul diva and writes all her own songs.
'She delivered her strong R&B number It Must Have Been You with a winning bluesy resignation.'