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Natasha Fisch on her way to singing finals of Emunah Young Musician of the Year
A teenager said she is ‘extremely excited’ to have reached the finals of Emunah Young Musician of the Year.
Natasha Fisch, 13, a student at Bushey’s Immanuel College, will be performing in a showcase concert on Sunday afternoon.
She will sing at the Royal College of Music in Kensington, and is one of 11 finalists to be chosen from the London heats.
Natasha said: "I am very excited but was extremely shocked to hear I had been chosen."
Natasha said she has been singing since she was five or six years old, has lessons once a week and practises every day at home.
This is Natasha’s first competition, and she plans to sing musical songs ‘The Wizard and I’ from Wicked and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables.
The last heat of the competition was a closed stage, but the final will be open to the public.
Natasha’s mum, Naomi, 48, said: "I am very proud and I just can’t wait to see her perform on the day."
Marketing consultant and charity fundraiser, Naomi, said they are just pleased to be a part of it all and it is the experience that is so exciting.
She added: "Natasha’s not expecting to win at all and everybody is talented. It is just a case of what the judges will be looking for on the day."
Natasha’s favourite musical is Wicked, and the family went to see it in New York over the Christmas holidays.
Naomi said Natasha hopes to perform in musicals when she is older.
Natasha, who lives in Hampstead Gardens Suburb, likes dance, acting and plays for her school’s netball team.
The competition is organised by the charity Emunah, which provides welfare services for vulnerable children in Israel.
Proceeds will support children with severe emotional needs through a music therapy programme.