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Young Crediton singer to open Bristol Olympic Torch celebrations
12:35pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Crediton
A TEENAGE singer from Crediton has been chosen to kick off the entertainment in Bristol's Millenium Square just minutes after the Olympic Torch arrives in the city next Tuesday (May 22).
Maz Totterdell, 15, will perform her new single 'Heart in Your Pocket' to an audience of around 2,500 people at 8pm.
The singer beat off fierce competition from other hopefuls across the South West to win the coveted Teenage Rampage talent search to find an opening act for the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.
She was chosen from a host of the region's best young talent who had entered the once in a life time competition to play at an open air celebration of the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games.
Matt Booth from the Bristol Music Foundation said: “We are delighted that Maz Totterdell from Devon will be opening the Millennium Square stage”.
Maz has been singing in public at open mic nights and other events around Crediton and Exeter since the age of nine. She began to play guitar and write her own songs at age 11.
When she was 10-years-old, Maz reached the final of the national talent competition UK Unsigned and performed in front of hundreds of people at the Hackney Empire.
Her new single has impressed national BBC radio presenters after being played by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and BBC 6Music and Fearne Cotton on Radio One, who described her as having “a beautiful voice”.
Her debut album Sweep will be released on CD on Monday, May 28 and is already available as a download through iTunes and Amazon, as well as other online retailers.