Vote for Emma B in SHAPE Your Talent

Perryfields student Emma Birch is hoping for plenty of Perrys backing after reaching the next stage of the SHAPE Your Talent 2024 competition

She’s one of 16 acts who made it through the audition stage to reach a public vote, with those with the most support and others chosen by an independent judging panel making the grand final.

It’s all part of Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme, a Child’s Voice Initiative designed to listen to children and young people.

It focusses on the 5 Every Child Matters Outcomes:

  • Staying Safe
  • Being Healthy
  • Enjoying & Achieving
  • Making a Positive Contribution
  • Economic Wellbeing

Through the SHAPE Programme, they run a variety of events throughout the year including SHAPE Youth Festival, SHAPE Youth Forum, SHAPE Your Talent and many more.

12 year old Emma made this plea for votes:

I have had a passion for performing since I was four.  I auditioned for shape your talent to push myself out of my comfort zone and increase my confidence, as my dream career is to be an actor or singer/songwriter.

I think people should vote for me because it will push me to keep performing and striving to achieve my goal in life.  The vote would let me become one step closer to being where I want to be. So, to every one of you who see my performance and are fond of it show your support and vote for me please.

Voting closes on the 24th May, you can add your support for Emma here