Teenager Lucy Hodson has made it through to the next stages of the National Open Mic UK competition.
The youngster, from Redbourn, impressed judges during the regional final at Watford on Sunday and will be performing in the area final at the Beck Theatre in Hayes on Sunday, November 18.
Lucy, who writes her own songs, is part of a charity project entitled St Albans Calling that sees unsigned artists record their original songs onto a CD with proceeds from sales going to local good causes.
The busy 15-year-old is also part of Hemel Hempstead performance group Gobstoppers and is playing one of the main roles in a stage show of Anything Goes this month.
To see a video of young Lucy performing visit www.hemeltoday.co.uk