Musical Theatre Teacher Crowned Derbyshire’s Best Singer

MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHER BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE AND IS CROWNED DERBYSHIRE’S BEST SINGER

Georgina Bailey, a musical theatre teacher from Hollingwood, Chesterfield was awarded the title at the event held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield. The event, organised by local charity The Child Foundation, was a sell out. Georgii was up against 11 finalists in Friday’s contest and won with her song choice of I Know Where I’ve Been from the hit musical, Hairspray. Georgii wowed the panel of judges, which included local singing sensation Jessica Hobson, who has appeared as a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and also The Voice.

Georgii has won the opportunity to perform at a Chesterfield football game in front of 10,000 people, at a Sheffield Sharks basketball game to 1,300 people and a session in Positive Impulse recording studio.

Georgii, pictured left with runner-up Jessica Nash and third-placed April Parker, runs her own musical theatre and singing company, teaches at Wallace Dance Academy and has played lead roles with Chesterfield Operatic Society. She said “I feel amazed that I’ve won Derbyshire’s Best Singer. I entered because I was losing confidence in myself and I was worried I was losing confidence in my performing.” Georgii studied musical theatre at university in Newcastle and Hull and has just finished a PGCE with Derby University.