A musician from Goole has been crowned the winner of Nottinghamshire’s Got Talent after wowing judges with one of her original songs.
Beth Hubbard played and sang her way to win the final of the competition at Nottingham’s Metronome on Tuesday, August 24 after battling it out on stage against 14 talented competitors. The 25-year-old secured her title after performing an original song about her struggles with mental health as a teenager, called Where to Start from her debut EP, Sapphic, which was released in November. Beth said: “It feels surreal but amazing. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have taken part, let alone actually win!”
The Nottinghamshire’s Got Talent journey began for Beth when she was contacted earlier this year and asked to audition for the competition via a video tape. After submitting a video of herself playing an original song, Beth was put through to the next round of auditions and performed Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn to a panel of judges on Zoom before making it through to the final last week. The talented musician was awarded a £50 Amazon voucher, trophy and bouquet of flowers for her win and also appeared in the televised version of the competition on Notts TV when it aired on September 1. Now an accomplished performer, Beth says she has been singing since she could talk and began playing guitar at just 10 years old.
After beginning performing in front of audiences for the first time at 15-years-old, Beth took part in Goole’s Got Talent at aged 17 and placed fourth in the competition. Speaking about her leap from small town stardom to performing in the big city Beth said: “It was definitely a change of pace! I was only 17 when I performed in Goole’s Got Talent so it was a bit daunting going back into a competition after so long but once I got up on the stage, I loved every minute of it and just had to keep pinching myself to remind me it was real!” Beth has also credited her parents for helping to get her where she is today. She said: “My Mum and Dad definitely inspired me musically through their own favourite bands and artists. They always encouraged me to pursue what I love doing.” Following on from her success in the competition, Beth will be performing live at a number of local festivals and events over the coming weeks including at Filey Folk Festival on Saturday, September 11, Snaith Fest on Sunday, September 12, and the Hull University Music Society Event at the New Adelphi Club in Hull on Wednesday, September 15. Beth also revealed she is currently working on the follow up to her Debut EP, Sapphic, so watch this space for more music from the talented artist. To listen to Beth’s music or keep up to date with her performance dates visit Beth Hubbard Music on Facebook.
Beth during her performance in the final of Nottinghamshire’s Got Talent. (02-08-70 SU)