Shelly Beach singer invited to perform in U.S.

2016-10-27 06:00
PHOTO: melven photography Judy Smith will attend a talent showcase in the U.S. next year.

PHOTO: melven photography Judy Smith will attend a talent showcase in the U.S. next year.

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SHELLY Beach singing sensation, Judy Smith, has been chosen to attend the International Arts and Talent Showcase in Orlanda next August.

Smith, who is 20 years old, is a teacher’s assistant at Rehoboth Children’s Village in Murchison, began singing in 2014.

“I always knew I could sing, but I never pursued my talent,” she said.

“In primary school I entered a talent show and won. The song, called Suidies, was recorded and became the unofficial anthem for Suid-Natal Primary.”

In 2014, Smith began entering talent shows and performing.

“My dream is to become internationally known and to make a career out of singing and theatre.”

Earlier this year she auditioned at the Summer­ Heat Model and Talent Search and made it to the finals.

“To my surprise I was scouted by an agent from Just You Model and Artist Management and was invited to audition for the overseas competition,” said Smith.

The auditions were held in Johannesburg.

“Being an international star is not impossible­. I can’t wait to attend the showcase in the U.S. It’s going to be a lot of hard work and I have to raise my own money, but I know that it is possible.

“This is my time to shine and show the world what I can do,” she added.

Smith and her friend Wade Bezuidenhout will perform a series of shows and concerts, starting with a performance at the South Coast Mall at the end of November.

“Wade has also been chosen to go to the U.S. He is in a band and together we can raise the money we need,” she said.

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