A TALENTED teenager from Beeston is a step closer to singing stardom after reaching the final of a national talent competition.

Tarporley High School student Rachel Fearnall, 15, has wanted to be a singer all her life - so when she heard about Teen Star, a singing competition aimed specifically at talented teenage singers and groups, she couldn’t wait to enter.

Piano-playing Rachel blew judges away with her show-stopping performance of Beyonce’s Listen at Liverpool’s Liner Hotel, and is now just one step away from performing at the O2 Arena after landing a place in the competition’s area final.

Rachel, who in the past has performed on Dee 106.3’s Dee’s Got Talent, is selling tickets at £9 each to the final, which will be held at Huddersfield Town Hall on May 26.

Rachel said: “Singing has always been my dream and I sing whenever I possibly can – in school concerts and in church.

“It would be great to have as much support as I can get at the final because the audience vote for their favourite act, so obviously the more support I can get the better.”

To support Rachel visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RachelFearnall.