Joining a long line of prestigious winners of the TeenStar Competition, Saffron Rococo has been chosen as the overall winner of the competition, with Annissa Murad taking second place and Alfie Thomas taking third.
With the competition online and international for the first time in its eight year history, TeenStar received thousands of video submissions, with contestants battling it out from the auditions all the way through to the Grand Final. The competition was streamed on the website, on Facebook and YouTube:
Industry Judges at the Grand Final
The TeenStar 2020 Grand Final judging panel included:
- Carrie Grant – BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, vocal coach and advocate
- Chris Grayston – Head Judge and A&R for Sony, Thames TV & Future Music
- Julie Miles – Vocal Coach at Vocal Ovation
- Leon Haynes – A&R Manager at Polydor Records
The shows were all presented by Frankie Cena.
The Judges’ Top Scores and Prize Winners
The judges’ selected the following as their winners, who will each receive mentoring prizes and trophies:
12 & under
2nd Annissa Murad
3rd Rosie Hollins
13 & over
1st Saffron Rococo
2nd Gaia Cauchi
3rd Alfie Thomas
The results show was streamed live, hosted by Frankie Cena and featured guest performances by TeenStar 2019 Champion Teah McCafferty and Open Mic UK 2019 Winner Natalie Lindi:
TeenStar Showcase Winners
The following acts were selected as Showcase Winners and will have a special showcase meeting with music industry professionals to discuss further development for their music careers:
- Niamh Noade (4th place in the 12 & under category)
- Shane Brierley (4th place in the 13 & over category)
TeenStar People’s Choice Winner
Eight-year-old Immi Davis won the People’s Choice prize and will receive recording studio time. One of our youngest performers, Immi is one to watch in the future and has already amassed a huge following of supporters online.
TeenStar Champions 2020
The overall winner of the competition, and receiving a £2,500 cash prize, was Saffron Rococo, who impressed at every stage of the competition with her original songs.
Saffron attends the prestigious Brit School in Croydon and before the final, Saffron told us, “Writing and performing is what I love, and having TeenStar as a focus throughout the pandemic has been like a bridge to another world. Hearing feedback from the judges and seeing so many talented performers has been an inspirational experience.”
After winning on Wednesday, she said, “I danced around my kitchen for what felt like hours after I found out I won TeenStar. I’m still walking on air and feel like I’ve learnt so much from the judges’ comments and taking part in my first ever singing competition. Thank you to everyone who supported me.”
Our second place winner was Annissa Murad, who also previously made it to the Grand Final at The O2 in the 2019 competition. A very talented singer-songwriter, Annissa has won a mentoring session, a trophy and £1,500 cash.
Follow Annissa on Instagram to hear more and listen to her original song ‘360 Degrees’ here:
Alfie has wowed the judges throughout the competition with his showmanship and originality and he took home the third place prize of a mentoring session, a trophy and £1,000 cash.
The TeenStar competition Grand Final is the climax of the whole competition, but you can sign up to take part in the competition next year – enter TeenStar 2021 here.
Future Music is also hosting online auditions for Open Mic UK, click here to find our more.