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Emily Badger's set wows judges to take Search for a Star title

Tristan Harris 7th Apr, 2019 Updated: 7th Apr, 2019

SINGER Emily Badger won this year’s Search for a Star at the Austin Sports and Social Club.

It was Emily’s third attempt after making the final two years ago and finishing runner-up.

The 19-year-old, who studies accountancy at Wolverhampton University, wowed the judges with her set which included Never Enough, You’re My World, a song by Paloma Faith, Uptown Funk and Proud Mary.

Never Enough – from The Greatest Showman – was clearly a popular choice with the artists. It was performed three times on the night.

Emily told The Standard: “I’m speechless  – absolutely overwhelmed.

“Everyone on this stage tonight was outstanding.

“When they read fourth, third and second out, I thought I might not be placed.”

Emily’s proud mum Debbie Copson said: “It was a very tough line-up.

“Everyone was amazing.

“She’s done so well to win this tonight.

“Emily’s just started driving and has bought a car so the prize money will go towards paying for that.”

Emily won £2,000 as well as the Search For A Star title and trophy and performed Cilla Black’s You’re My World as her winning song.

This year's Search for a Star winner – Emily Badger

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Keri Hoffman from Hereford came second, receiving £1,000.

Jasmine Rawlings finished third.

Sean Duggan finished fourth.



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